North Korean Fires Missile Lands Near Japan [VIDEO]

A North Korean ballistic missile launched Wednesday landed near Japanese watersโ€”a strike that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a โ€œgrave threat.โ€ The missileโ€™s landing was the first time a device fired by the Pyongyang regime has gotten close to Japan and its launch defied United Nations Security Council resolutions. The main part of the missile reportedly hit Japanโ€™s economic exclusion zone, according to Japanese officials. The prime minister said Tokyo โ€œstronglyโ€ protests the launch and is on alert for more in the future. The U.S. State Department said the move by the long-belligerent Hermit Kingdom would โ€œonly increase the international communityโ€™s resolve to counterโ€ Pyongyangโ€™s actions.