International Desk: The country’s defense minister Nobuo Kishi has alleged that China’s ballistic missile has landed in Japan for the first time. Okinawa, the southernmost island of Japan, is located very close to Taiwan. Nobuo Kishi said the ballistic missile had landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
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Five of the nine missiles fired by China are believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Nobuo Kishi told reporters on Thursday (August 4), according to a report by news agency AFP.
Nobuo Kishi also said that Japan ‘has protested to China through diplomatic channels. The issue is seen as a serious issue that ‘affects our national security and the safety of our citizens’.
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Kishi also said that the nine missiles fired by China was an assessment made by Japan. Five of them appear to have landed southwest of Okinawa’s Heteruma Island.
China started military exercises from Thursday morning due to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. At that time, the country also launched ballistic missiles in Taiwan’s waters. The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extends two hundred nautical miles from Japan’s coastline. The area is outside Japan’s territorial waters.