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North Korean Missile Test Raises Stakes for Japan

TOKYO -- The apparent success of four simultaneous missile launchings by North Korea on Monday raised new alarms about the threat to its neighbors and its progress toward developing an ability to overcome their ballistic missile defense systems, including those that have yet to be deployed.

According to the South Korean military, North Korea launched four ballistic missiles from its long-range rocket launch site on Monday morning.

In Japan, analysts said the launches suggested tha

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