As North Korea continues to warn of further ballistic missile launches and a seventh nuclear test, the U.S. Navy has revealed that its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is co-training with the Maritime Self-Defense Force in the Sea of ​​Japan.

North Korea launched the ICBM = intercontinental ballistic missile class "Hwasong-15" for the first time in November 2017 when the U.S. military aircraft carrier deployed in the Sea of ​​Japan, and it is expected to strongly repel this time as well. increase.

The 7th Fleet of the U.S. Navy revealed to NHK on the 12th that a carrier strike group centered on the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier "Abraham Lincoln" is conducting joint training with the Maritime Self-Defense Force in the Sea of ​​Japan. Did.

The deployment of US military aircraft in the Sea of ​​Japan has been revealed since November 2017, when North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test and repeated launches of ballistic missiles.

At that time, North Korea accused the state media of "a state of tension in the Korean Peninsula" every day, and in the same month claimed that it could "attack the entire continental United States" of the ICBM class "Mars". We have launched the "15 type" for the first time, and it is expected that it will rebound strongly this time as well.

Meanwhile, the Workers' Party of Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, dated 13th, praised Kim's achievements ahead of the 110th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birth on the 15th. Kim, who has inherited power, called on the people to be loyal, saying that he is "leading the way toward the victory of socialism."

Regarding North Korea, which is accelerating nuclear and missile development, it has been pointed out that further ballistic missiles may be launched and a seventh nuclear test may be conducted in the near future in order to raise national prestige. increase.

Chief Cabinet Secretary "It is not intended to be implemented with a specific country in mind."

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said at a press conference in the morning, "This training is intended to strengthen cooperation between Japan and the United States, and is not conducted with a specific country in mind. For details including the implementation status of the training, please refer to the United States. As it is related to the operation of the military and the Self-Defense Forces, the Ministry of Defense will announce it as soon as it becomes possible to announce it. Said.