North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Saturday morning. They ended up in the Japanese Sea, reports South Korean news agency Yonhap based on military information. The projectiles were launched from the eastern province of Hamgyŏng-namdo.
Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says the rocket launches are "a clear violation of UN resolutions" and that they cannot be ignored. He confirmed that the missiles were not a direct threat to the security of Japan.
Saturday's launch is North Korea's seventh rocket test since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in May.
On Friday a top diplomat from North Korea said the country is ready for both a dialogue and a confrontation with the United States.