'Duck and cover': in Japan, North Korean missile alerts are becoming a fact of life

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North Korea’s launch of a fourth rocket over Japanese territory brings its neighbour a mixture of evacuation drills and uncertainty

For the second time in just over a fortnight, millions of people in northern Japan were jolted awake by an alert warning them a North Korean missile was heading in their direction.

“Missile launch! Missile launch!” read the first of two messages, as the wail of sirens pierced the early-morning calm in a dozen prefectures, including the northern island of Hokkaido.

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We’re going to have restless days from now on.

Well this is a first. We currently have a suspension of play in Sapporo Japan due to North Korea launching ballistic missiles

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