North Korea has fired a ballistic missile that flew over Japan before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile traveled about 3700 kilometers while reaching a maximum height of 770 kilometers.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged China and Russia to take direct action against North Korea for its latest missile launch.

South Korea has called an urgent National Security Council meeting over the issue.

Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said these repeated provocations on the part of North Korea are impermissible and we protest in the strongest words.

Meanwhile, UN Security Council will meet in New York on Friday at the request of Japan and the US to discuss latest North Korea missile test.

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