Sirens and announcements were heard around on Friday morning (September 15) in parts of northern Japan after North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan into the Pacific Ocean. A lot of residents got mobile phone alerts or saw warnings on TV telling them to seek refuge.
People at a crowded train station in Sapporo, Hokkaido’s prefectural capital city, had mixed reactions about the missile launch, with some still in disbelief.
“It’s the second time now, so I was surprised, but thought it will just pass us by up in the sky, so I did not evacuate,” said one woman.
“I strongly feel this a threat to our daily way of life and puts our lives in danger,” said commuter Nobuhiko Tsusuda. “I really would like them to stop this.”