Japan to Hold Ballistic Missile Evacuation Drills

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  1. Falcon

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    Facing North Korean Threat, Japan Plans Ballistic Missile Evacuation Drills

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    Anticipating a growing threat from North Korea, Japan plans to hold its first-ever evacuation drills for an incoming ballistic missile attack this year.

    According to the Nikkei Asian Review, specific Japanese municipalities “will be selected in January for participation in the drills, which are to take place as early as March.”

    Japan plans to use its nationwide J-Alert warning system to implement procedures for evacuation in the event of an incoming ballistic missile.

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    According to Nikkei, the government will derive procedures to guide residents in the area under threat in the event of an attack, telling them “what to do in the 10 to 15 minutes it would take for a missile to hit Japan.”

    North Korea conducted an unprecedented 24 ballistic missile tests in 2016, in addition to two nuclear tests it claimed involved a thermonuclear bomb.

    “The focus will likely be ensuring residents are prepared to seek shelter indoors — preferably underground — in the event of a missile threat,” the Nikkei adds.

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    And "North Korea" is not real threat, imho. They are thinking about war with Russia or USA.
     
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    Theoretically Japan shouldn't be at war with the DPRK, like you said Russia is a concern but I would replace USA with China for now.
     
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