• North Korea fired off two apparent short-range ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast, the South Korean military said, the latest in a record-breaking year of launches as 2022 winds down.
  • “Since the beginning of this year, North Korea has repeatedly launched missiles at an unprecedentedly high frequency, significantly increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the region,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Friday evening, adding that Tokyo had protested the move via Pyongyang’s embassy in Beijing.

source: japantimes.com