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Japan broadcaster issues a false missile alert

Japan Broadcaster Joins Hawaii in Issuing False Missile Alert, Bloomberg, By Gareth Allan, 

  • Error days after U.S. state caused panic with similar mistake
  • NHK apologizes on evening broadcast for erroneous warning

Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued a false alert about a North Korean missile launch, adding to questions about the reliability of early-warning systems after a similar incident in Hawaii.

 The broadcaster issued a “J-Alert” at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday via its app and website, urging people people to take cover inside buildings or underground. NHK corrected the error at 7:00 p.m. While its television channels didn’t cover the initial alert, an apology was subsequently issued on its scheduled evening news program, as well as on its website……

January 17, 2018 - Posted by | general

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