Japan govt issues missile warnings via J-Alert system
Jiji -- Aug 29
Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency issued missile warnings in 12 prefectures via the J-Alert system in response to North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan early Tuesday morning.

The agency issued the first warning at 6:02 a.m. (9:02 p.m. Monday GMT) to tell citizens about the missile launch, conducted about four minutes before. The second warning was issued at 6:14 a.m., saying that the missile had flown over Japan.

The 12 prefectures, located in northern to central Japan, were Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Niigata and Nagano.

Warnings from the J-Alert system are relayed to citizens living under expected flight paths of North Korean missiles via local wireless communications systems.

On Tuesday, the agency warned residents in the 12 prefectures to take shelter and take care not to touch suspicious objects. The warnings were not properly broadcast in some municipalities, including Erimo in Hokkaido and Itoigawa in Niigata.

News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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