Recently, the South Korean military said that North Korea fired multiple cruise missiles into the Sea of Japan.

More on news:

  • North Korea conducted an evaluation test-fire of the new-type surface-to-sea missile Padasuri-6, hitting their intended targets successfully. 
  • The missiles flew over the East Sea for 1,400 seconds, which is also known as the Sea of Japan internationally.
  • Meanwhile, the U.S. and Japan will be scheduled to conduct the Joint Integrated Air Defence and Missile Defence exercise from Feb. 19–24.
  • Additionally, Japan will plan to initiate training for its military personnel on Tomahawk cruise missiles in late March.

Surface-launched Anti-Ship Missile (ASM):

  • It is a type of missile designed from surface-based platforms, such as ships or coastal defense systems, to target and destroy enemy naval vessels. 
  • These missiles are specifically designed to operate over water and are equipped with guidance systems to track and engage maritime targets effectively. 
  • They play a critical role in naval warfare by providing a long-range, precision strike capability against hostile ships, helping to establish sea control, and denying adversaries access to strategic maritime areas.

About the Sea of Japan: 


  • Situated in Eastern Asia, the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean.
  • It is bounded by Japan and Sakhalin Island to the east and by Russia and Korea on the Asian mainland to the west.

Geographical Features: 

  • The sea lies in a deep basin and is separated from the East China Sea to the south by the Tsushima and Korea straits. 
  • To the north, it is separated from the Sea of Okhotsk by the La Perouse and Tatar straits. 
  • It is connected with the Inland Sea of Japan to the east via the Kanmon Strait and to the Pacific Ocean by the Tsugaru Strait.

Islands: Except for the South Korean Island of Ulleungdo, there are no large islands in the Sea of Japan. Most small islands are situated near the eastern coast of the sea.

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