Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday that China’s launch of ballistic missiles during military exercises around Taiwan is “a serious issue affecting our national security and the security of our citizens.”
In statements following a meeting with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Kishida condemned China’s missile launch.
Japan stated that five rockets fell in its exclusive economic zone.
Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said earlier that his country “protested to China through diplomatic channels.”
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrived in Japan on Thursday.
China began its military exercises around Taiwan on Thursday, in the largest maneuver ever staged near the island, in response to Pelosi’s visit to the island of Taiwan.