North Korea Has Reportedly Fired A Missile Over Japan

The isolated country reportedly launched the missile early Friday morning, prompting warnings in Japan.

Kim Jong Un is seen inspecting equipment in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 3.

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North Korea reportedly launched a missile early Friday morning over Japan, prompting authorities in Japan to issue alerts and advise people to seek shelter.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported the missile launch. The Japanese government advised people to take cover in buildings or underground, national public broadcaster NHK reported.

The missile launch comes amid rising tension between North Korea and the US and its allies, including Japan and South Korea.

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