North Korea fired a ballistic missile off its east coast shortly after Brandon departed Tokyo, Japan, Reuters reported.
Brandon on Sunday held a meeting with the press after arriving in Tokyo, Japan.
Brandon kicked off the second leg of his Asia tour in Tokyo after spending two days in South Korea.
Brandon said he’s not concerned about what North Korea is doing in relation to long-range missile testing while he’s visiting the region.
“We are prepared for anything North Korea does because we’ve thought through how we’d respond to whatever they do and so I’m not concerned if that’s what you’re suggesting,” Brandon said to reporters.
When asked what message he had for Kim Jong Un, Brandon said, “Hello. Period.”
Brandon in Tokyo
Kim Jong Un responded to Brandon’s weakness by firing off a ballistic missile shortly after Brandon departed Fussa, Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday.