A South Korean Air Force F-15K dropping bombs during a drill in response to North Korea firing ballistic missiles over Japan. Photo: AP
A South Korean Air Force F-15K dropping bombs during a drill in response to North Korea firing ballistic missiles over Japan. Photo: AP
Japan

Japan, US hold joint drill within hours of North Korea missile launch

  • Eight Japanese and four US fighter jets took part in the drill in airspace west of the country’s Kyushu region, a Joint Staff statement announced
  • ‘We are taking swift action’, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said after talks with head of US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino

A South Korean Air Force F-15K dropping bombs during a drill in response to North Korea firing ballistic missiles over Japan. Photo: AP
A South Korean Air Force F-15K dropping bombs during a drill in response to North Korea firing ballistic missiles over Japan. Photo: AP
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