Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday, as cited by the Japanese daily, that Japan was renewing sanctions against North Korea.
On Wednesday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the draft resolution condemning "in the strongest terms" the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on September 9. The resolution prohibited UN members from buying a number of North Korean exports, including coal and several metals.
The North Korean embassy to Moscow warned in a press release on Thursday that the new sanctions imposed on North Korea will lead to a "more powerful response and self-defense measures" and will escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The incidents have sparked concern in neighboring Japan, as North Korean missiles reached Japanese waters after flying over 600 miles from the launch site during early September's ballistic test.