First Hawaii, now Japan sends a false alarm about incoming North Korean missile

Are these drills in preparation for war?

Japanese public broadcaster NHK mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning that North Korea had fired a missile, just days after a similar mistake caused panic in Hawaii.

Unlike in the Hawaii case, however, this error took only five minutes to correct.

“NHK news alert. North Korea appears to have launched a missile,” NHK said in a notification sent through its app to mobile phone users at 6:55 p.m. Tokyo time. “The government J-alert urges people to take shelter inside buildings or underground.” …

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-japan-north-korea-missile-alert-20180116-story.html

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