Japan broadcasts animated public service announcement amid North Korean missile threats
The Japanese government has begun broadcasting a public service announcement advising the public to follow certain procedures in the event of a ballistic missile strike.
The advert on public television comes amid increasing missile test launches by North Korea that are in violation of United Nations resolutions.
The 30-second clip, which began airing on June 23, features animations of people running into a building, crouching in an opening field, and taking shelter in a window-less room.
Tokyo has repeatedly condemned the test launches. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government earlier this year instructed municipalities to hold evacuation drills, increasing tensions among the public.
It is estimated that it would take about 10 minutes for a North Korean missile to reach Japan.
It would take the Japanese government a few minutes to alert local authorities and the public about the launch.