NORTH Korea has fired another missile into the Sea of Japan, sparking further fears Kim Jong-un could trigger World War 3.
The government’s J-Alert warning system advised people in the area to take precautions.
Warnings were issued across Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Niigata and Nagano.
It passed over Japanese territory at around 6:06am local time before breaking into three pieces, officials in Tokyo said.
The missile is reported to have fallen into waters 1,180km east of Cape Erimo on the island of Hokkaido.
As he entered his office for an emergency meeting, Mr Abe told reporters: “We will make utmost efforts to firmly protect the lives of the people.”
And Japan’s chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga described the test as an “unprecedented, grave threat”.
The missile passed over Japanese territory at 6:06am local time
The US President also grew frustrated with China, Kim’s closest ally, for its failure to rein in the despot’s missile tests.
And the latest threat against Japan is likely to anger Mr Trump even further.
The latest threat against Japan is likely to anger Donald Trump
He told Fox News: “We do view [the missile tests] as a provocative act against the United States and our allies.
“We’re going to continue our peaceful pressure campaign, working with allies, working with China as well to see if we can bring the regime in Pyongyang to the negotiating table.”