|A North Korean ballistic missile test-fired in September 2021. Photo: KCNA
According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) the short-range ballistic missile was fired from around the Tongchang-ri area in North Pyongan province.
Japan's Defense Ministry has said that North Korea has fired what appears to be a ballistic missile, likely splashed into the sea outside of Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone.
North Korea's latest launch came just three days after the leaders of Japan and South Korea held a high-level meeting in Tokyo, where they agreed to strengthen security cooperation to deal with threats.
On Thursday, Pyongyang test-fired intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17, its second ICBM test this year. Pyongyang's missile launches came as South Korea and the United States are currently in the middle of 11-day joint drills known as Freedom Shield, their largest in five years.