It was just a few days ago when Hawaii accidentally sent out an alert to its residents that a ballistic missile attack was imminent and now history has already repeated itself–NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, sent out an alert of a North Korean missile attack today, which also turned out to be false.
“North Korea appears to have launched a missile … The government urges people to take shelter inside buildings or underground,” the message read, according to a translation from Reuters.
The false warning went out just before 7 p.m. via NHK’s Japanese mobile app and website. It was corrected less than 10 minutes later. NHK promptly apologized and blamed a “switching error”, but the cause is still being investigated.