North Korea launched ballistic missiles on Wednesday for the first time since March 25. It is the second time that the North fired ballistic missiles this year.
Japan's Defense Ministry said in March that North Korea had fired two short-range ballistic missiles from Sondok, which is located on the country's east coast. The second missile was launched 20 minutes after the first one. The missiles are estimated to have traveled about 450 kilometers and fallen into the Sea of Japan, outside Japan's exclusive economic zone.
It was confirmed that the North launched a total of 25 ballistic missiles on 13 occasions in 2019. It fired a total of eight ballistic missiles on four occasions in March, 2020.