Two news reports from differents sources. Take your conlcusions.
NORAD AND USNORTHCOM MONITOR NORTH KOREAN LAUNCH - North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command officials acknowledged today that North Korea launched a Taepo Dong 2 missile at 10:30 p.m. EDT Saturday which passed over the Sea of Japan/East Sea and the nation of Japan. Stage one of the missile fell into the Sea of Japan/East Sea. The remaining stages along with the payload itself landed in the Pacific Ocean. No object entered orbit and no debris fell on Japan. More (Source: U.S. Northern Command)
S. KOREA: N. KOREA LAUNCHES ROCKET - North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, U.S. and South Korean officials confirmed to CNN on Sunday. The payload of the rocket remains unclear. North Korea has said the rocket was to carry a satellite into space, but the United States, South Korea and other nations fear it could be a missile with a warhead attached. A senior Obama administration official in Washington confirmed that the rocket did clear Japan. More (Source: CNN)