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ballistic missile tests since Sept. 24, ahead of Vice President Harris’s visit to the region last week.
In recent weeks, the U.S., Japanese and South Korean governments have all conducted military exercises designed to demonstrate the allies’ readiness to work together in the event of a disagreement.
The latest launch came as the United States and South Korea wrap up their joint military exercises involving the USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
On Tuesday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries conducted a precision bombing training against targets in the sea drills in response to the North Korean missile.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida convened a meeting of the National Security Council in response and condemned the launch. Japanese officials said they sent the strongest words of condemnation possible through diplomatic channels.
“The recent repeated launch of missiles is outrageous, and we strongly condemn this,” Kishida said.