Panic in Japan and condemnation in US after North Korea fires long-range missile

Launch came days after Kim Jong Un called for stronger deterrence to counter US aggression

A news report about North Korea's missile launch appears on a television at Seoul Railway Station, South Korea. Photo: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Hyunsu Yim, Ju-min Park, Soo-hyang Choi, Hyonhee Shin, and Chang-Ran Kim

North Korea fired a new model of long-range ballistic missile yesterday, South Korea said, triggering a scare in northern Japan where residents were told to take cover, though there turned out to be no danger.

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