Japanese Broadcaster Sends False North Korean Missile Alert
Missile AlertJapan Pulls a Hawaii ...False Alarm Over North Korea
1/16/2018 7:17 AM PT
The good news is Japan is NOT paying close attention to Hawaii anymore.
The country's public broadcaster, NHK, fired off an alert Tuesday warning a North Korean missile was incoming, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
The warning went out to everyone who had the NHK app, and read: "North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government alert: evacuate inside the building or underground." It took about 5 minutes before NHK sent out a follow-up to say it was a false alarm.
Unlike the blunder in Hawaii, Japanese residents have reason to be on edge -- last year North Korea fired 2 missiles over the country.