In a tense turn of events, the Japanese government has activated an urgent evacuation order for residents of Okinawa Prefecture as concerns mount over potential missile launches from North Korea.
According to reports from NHK, the government swiftly disseminated crucial information through the nationwide J-ALERT system, urging residents to seek shelter indoors or in underground locations. The message, transmitted via satellite early this morning, cited indications of missile activity originating from North Korea.
Earlier, North Korea had notified Japan of its plans to launch satellites between the 31st of this month and the 11th of the following month, heightening the sense of caution and vigilance.
Meanwhile, the Joint Chiefs of Staff have confirmed that the alleged space launch vehicle, as claimed by North Korea, was indeed launched in a southern trajectory. This marks a significant event, as it has been seven years since their previous launch of the Kwangmyongsong-4 in February 2016, purportedly carrying a satellite. Detailed analysis of the projectile’s specifications, including its type and flight distance, is currently underway by the military.
As tension lingers and the situation unfolds, the safety and well-being of the residents remain the top priority for the Japanese government. Further updates and precautions will be provided as developments occur.