By: Steve Dellar | 01-16-2018 | News
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Japan Sends NOKO Missile Alert to Citizens

Two days after the US State of Hawaii faced the ultimate humiliation after erroneously sending a missile alert to all its citizens, Japanese state broadcaster NHK did the same, this time correcting it’s mistake immediately, however.

NHK at first sent a news update to its subscribers that read: “North Korea appears to have launched a missile. The government urges people to take shelter inside buildings or underground.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BREAKING</a>: Japan&#39;s national broadcaster NHK just sent a text alert reporting that North Korea launched another missile … and then corrected itself <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) <a href="">January 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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As stated, the Japanese broadcaster made sure not to repeat the mistake of the Hawaiian authorities and within 5 minutes, sent another text to correct the erroneous alert, sending people into a panic. NHK said it was a false alarm and apologizing for the error.

"Patterns of North Korean missile launch is erroneous," the second message stated.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Now <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Japan</a> issues <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FalseAlarm</a> about <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#missile</a> launch<br>#<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FalseMissileAlert</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NorthKorea</a> <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Gulf-Times (@GulfTimes_QATAR) <a href="">January 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The cause of the false alarm was not made immediately clear with the state broadcaster reporting that all procedures will be investigated.

As we’ve reported, Hawaii faced a similar error two days ago, which caused a lot of worry <a href="">since the follow-up reassuring people it was sent in error only came 38 minutes later</a>.

The employee responsible for sending the wrong Hawaii message has been reassigned signs, with authorities fearing the incident will be the cause of a drop in tourism revenue.


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Anonymous No. 16244 2018-01-16 : 18:57

Fishy that this keeps happening

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