Japan tests alert system in likely flight path of N Korean missiles
Japan Today -- Aug 18
The Japanese government carried out Friday a drill for its emergency alert system in areas in and around the likely flight path of ballistic missiles North Korea has recently threatened to launch toward Guam.

The drill for the satellite-based J-Alert system covered 202 municipalities in nine prefectures in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions of western Japan, and tested the ability of municipalities receiving alerts to automatically broadcast them to residents.

North Korea threatened last week to simultaneously launch four ballistic missiles toward waters near the U.S. territory of Guam in the western Pacific. The suggested flight path would take the missiles over Shimane, Hiroshima, Ehime and Kochi prefectures.

The drill took place in those four prefectures, plus the adjoining prefectures of Tottori, Okayama, Yamaguchi, Tokushima and Kagawa.

Some areas experienced technical glitches.

In the event of North Korea launching a missile that is feared to fly over Japan or fall within Japanese territory, on land or at sea, the J-Alert system will transmit information to areas along the path of the missile.

北朝鮮からのミサイル発射に備え、上空を通過する可能性がある中国・四国地方を対象に「Jアラート(全国瞬時警報システム)」を使った訓練が行われました。一部で防災無線が流れないなど、トラブルも起きました。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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