Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

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Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

Post by TorchWood » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:22 am

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Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert
Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.

The message, received by phone users with the NHK app installed on their devices, read: "NHK news alert. North Korea likely to have launched missile. The government J alert: evacuate inside the building or underground. "
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Re: Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

Post by TorchWood » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:23 am

OK, does anyone have a English-language version of all the alerts the Japanese government has?
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Re: Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

Post by Lunagel » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:58 am

I know a website that does earthquake alerts but not anything else. The fact that it's an app means there's probably no archive of the alerts it sends out. Plus although NHK is government funded, it's not government run, so this was a media oops not a government oops.

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Re: Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

Post by Mxylv » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:53 pm

The fact that this comes mere days after Hawaii's similar warning has me raising an eyebrow. For all I know Hawaii and Japan both started working on such an alert after a certain authority figure started threatening NK and they both gave a false alarm upon completion (although it seems Japan's alert has been working for a while)? Or, with the scale of reported nationwide hacks, is hacking alert messages out of the question anymore? I'll be waiting to see if there's another one before ruling out a coincidence, but it certainly is strange.
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