The Sea of Japan is the marginal sea between the Japanese archipelago, Sakhalin, the Korean Peninsula and Russia. The Japanese archipelago separates the sea from the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia.
North Korea once again fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea on Saturday, South Korea's military said, likely in a show of protest against the ongoing joint military exercises between Seoul and Washington.
Hours after hitting out at Chinese "coercion" in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday discussed their shared commitment to upholding rule of law, freedom of navigation and democratic values in the Indo-Pacific region.
The United States is "aware" of reports of the latest missile launch by North Korea and will continue to monitor the situation.
North Korea sharply criticized US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday, calling him a "war maniac" and a "security destruction advisor" that should be gone as early as possible.