Japan Activates Emergency Alert System After North Korea Missile Launch

  • The Japanese government activated its emergency alert system early Wednesday morning after North Korea appeared to launch what the government suspected could be a ballistic missile.
  • “North Korea has launched a suspected ballistic missile,” the Japanese prime minister’s office said. “PM’s instructions: 1. Dedicate maximum effort to gather & analyze information, & provide the public speedy & adequate information. 2. Ensure the safety of aircraft, vessels, & other assets. 3. Take all possible measures for precaution, incl. readiness for contingencies.”
  • Japan alerted those living in the southern region of Okinawa to “please take shelters inside buildings or underground.”
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