August 28, 2017 / 11:30 PM / 10 months ago

Need to put much more pressure on North Korea: Japan foreign minister

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said stronger pressure would be needed on North Korea after its latest missile launch, which flew over Japanese territory early on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Separately, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said he believed concerns over Japan’s national security had heightened after Pyongyang’s move. He said the government was still analyzing the missile, including the altitude flown.

They spoke to reporters after an emergency meeting of the National Security Council, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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