On Tuesday, the Japanese government issued an urgent warning to its citizens to take shelter after North Korea allegedly launched a rocket carrying a satellite. This is Pyongyang’s third attempt to launch a satellite into orbit this year. The South Korean military believes that the missile was carrying a spy satellite and that it was launched in a southerly direction. Japanese authorities issued a warning to residents in the south of the country for fear of a North Korean missile falling. Additionally, South Korea’s state maritime safety agency issued a warning of danger to ships. North Korea has informed Japanese authorities that it plans to launch the missile between November 22 and December 1.