Japan has ordered its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile headed towards its territory, a military source told the AFP.
Japan's defence minister Itsunori Onodera issued the order, which will see Aegis destroyers equipped with sea-based interceptors missiles deployed in the Sea of Japan, the official said.
Through her tears, a North Korean woman told me how she had to escape: risk death while running across the border or die of starvation.
Memories of the Korean war are never far away in South Korea, where residents have grown used to living with the constant threat of war.
North Korea said it will withdraw workers from the Kaesong factory park run jointly with South Korea and suspend all operations there.