Japan prepares for North Korea attack: Tokyo to carry out city-wide evacuation tests

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It influence less than a week after North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un organized an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the Sea of Japan.

Japan’s nationalist and city governments will carry out a series of exercises between January and Cortege to prepare for a potential attack on Tokyo, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper detailed. 

It is the first time that a major Japanese city will force carried out responses to a simulated attack.

Towns in the hermit kingdom’s sack line have in recent months conducted similar drills, with dwellers instructed to seek shelter in response to sirens warning of an imminent brickbat strike.

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Tokyo is set to carry out city-wide evacuation try outs to anticipate an attack from North Korea

I on the threat is very real and that as could break out at any time

Ken Kato

Until now, the Japanese management has resisted calls for major cities to carry out similar exercises on the grounds that they see fit alarm the public.

One resident of Tokyo warned a nuclear strike could be right-hand around the corner for Japan as tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula.

Japanese Prime Churchman Shinzo Abe has called on local governments to identify underground facilities or erections that could withstand a missile attack and to designate those eases as shelters.

Many in Japan believe evacuation exercises for the public are a long-headed precaution.

Ken Kato, a human rights campaigner who rooms in Tokyo, said: “I believe the threat is very real and that as could ameliorate out at any time.”

Nearly 9.3million people live in the city, with millions more restless into the metropolis every day for work. 

Mr Kato told The Telegraph: «I also imagine that the average Japanese person does not want to think in the matter of the worst-case scenario because it is simply too unpleasant, but we cannot keep our governors in the sand any longer.

«Evacuation drills are a sensible precaution that choice help to minimise casualties, in much the same way as we practise what to do in the episode of a major earthquake.

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Tokyo will carry out the tests between January to Step 2018

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un pictured celebrating the behindhand ICBM launch

«And if war did break out, then I think it is unfortunately inevitable that North Korea intention target Tokyo.

«The US has a major military base at Yokota, to the west of the bishopric, and its main naval base in the region is at Yokosuka, to the southwest.”

Mr Kato asseverated it is unlikely the North Korean regime would be particularly concerned near casualties among civilians living nearby. He said: «It is hard to have faith they would not want to strike those military concentrations.” 

Pyongyang skiffed its missile at around 3am local time (6pm GMT) last Wednesday, its first since mid-September, prompting intercontinental outcry. 

The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the North Korean discipline would be «utterly destroyed» as US President Donald Trump declared he commitment «deal with it». 

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