Japan woke up to some really scary caution this morning courtesy of North Korea’s infamous leader – Kim Jong-un. The Japanese people had to contend with a government text message telling them to evacuate because of a North Korean missile.
The text message read;
“A missile was fired from North Korea. Please evacuate to a sturdy building or basement.”
People who were commuting at the time were asked to take cover and train services round the country were halted as North Korea fired a missile over the Northern island of Hokkaido. Despite the fact that Tokyo is 435 miles away from the area, people were still urged to stay inside the train stations.
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This current missile launch from North Korea will bring the number of missiles fired by the country under Kim Jong-un’s leadership to a total of eighteen. That number is more than Kim Jong-un’s father, Kim Jong-il, fired in the course of his lifetime.
Kim Jong-il was the supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, from 1994 to 2011. In the course of his rule, Kim Jong-il involved his country in state terrorism and strengthened the role of the military by his Songun, or “military-first”, politics. It seems that the son has not only become like his father but has far surpassed him.
This will not be the first time that North Korea is sending a missile over mainland Japan. They also did so in 1998 and 2009 although they claimed both times they were sending satellites into space.
Kim Jong-un’s actions have been causing some ripples the world over even causing the rate of Bitcoin to rise as people are trying to shore up resources in cryptocurrency as fears of a war loom.
The UN Security Council is supposed to hold an emergency meeting soon and the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he had spoken to President Donald Trump about upping pressure on North Korea.