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Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes. It was not immediately clear what triggered the mistake. “We are still checking,” an NHK spokesman said FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE

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JAPAN DEPLOYS MISSILE INTERCEPTOR NEAR NKOREA FLIGHT PATH

TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor unit was deployed at the Hakodate base on southern Hokkaido “as a precaution” as part of government preparations for a possible emergency. FOLLOW

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Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force amid mounting tensions 

BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on

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North Korea fires missile towards Japan

North Korea has fired another test missile over Japan, leading to global condemnation amid already high tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear warhead tests. The missile flew over the northern island of Hokkaido, where thousands were awoken by air-raid sirens for the second time in just three weeks, and landed some 1,240 miles off the cape of Erimo just before 7am local

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North Korea threat prompts Japan evacuation preparations 

TOKYO — As tensions on the Korean Peninsula reach new heights with Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, Japan is planning for a possible mass evacuation of the nearly 60,000 Japanese citizens currently living in or visiting South Korea. “There is a possibility of further provocations,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a Monday meeting with ruling coalition lawmakers.  FOLLOW THE

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North Korea’s “reckless” missile launch over Japan…

* Missile flies 2,700 km, reaches altitude of 550 km – S.Korea * Test comes after rise in tensions, during U.S.-S.Korea drills * N.Korean missile did not threaten North America – Pentagon * Global markets rattled by escalation in tension By William Mallard and Jack Kim TOKYO/SEOUL, Aug 29 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern

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US, Japanese troops begin joint military exercise amid North Korea threat | Fox News

The exercise, known as Northern Viper 17, will take place on Hokkaido — Japan’s northern-most main island — and will last until Aug. 28. According to the U.S. Pacific Command, the drill will include 500 Marines and 18 aircraft operating out of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, on the northern tip of the island of Honshu. “We

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