North Korean Missile Prompts Japan To Call For False Alarm Evacuations

  • North Korea’s military launched a ballistic missile towards the sea Thursday, prompting a false alarm that caused Japan to issue brief evacuation warnings for the island of Hokkaido.
  • South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that the missile fired from the east coast of the Korean Peninsula.
  • The Japanese government alerted residents of Hokkaido – the northernmost main island of Japan – to take cover, warning that it was likely to fall near the island around 8 a.m.