North Korea's media has not reported at all on the 5th that North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile that passed over Japan on the 4th.
It has been pointed out that it has not announced the launch of ballistic missiles for the 10th time in a row since May this year, and may have changed its policy of showing off the launch both internally and externally.
According to the South Korean military, on the 4th, North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile in the form of passing over Japan from near Mupyong-ri, Chagang Province in the north on the 4th, and flew. The distance reached approximately 4500 km.
North Korea's media has not reported on this launch at all, such as an editorial calling for the realization of the party's policy on the front page of the Korean Workers' Party organ newspaper "Rodong Shimbun" dated the 5th.
In the past, North Korea announced through state media by the next day after launching a ballistic missile, except for cases where it clearly failed, such as exploding in the air.
However, since May this year, it has stopped announcing the launch of ballistic missiles, and this is the 10th consecutive time.
In response to the spread of the new coronavirus infection in the country, there was an observation that he was refraining from making an announcement in consideration of public sentiment, but he said that he had suppressed the new corona and declared a ``victory''. There has been no launch announcement since August.
For this reason, it has been pointed out that North Korea may have changed its policy of flaunting its launches both internally and externally, with the aim of impressing the normalization of launch tests and training, and the desire not to reveal the details.