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Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch
Yahoo/Rooters ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | Kiyoshi Takenaka

Posted on 01/16/2018 7:45:51 AM PST by shove_it

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the mistake.

Related Searches Missile Alert False Alarm HawaiiHawaii Missile False AlarmFalse Missile Alert HawaiiMissile Launch HawaiiBallistic Missile Alert Hawaii "We are still checking," an NHK spokesman said.

NHK's 6.55 p.m. alert said: "North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter inside buildings or underground."

The same alert was sent to mobile phone users of NHK's online news distribution service.

In five minutes, the broadcaster put out another message correcting itself...

(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: falsealarm; falsealert; japan; japanmissilealert; nork
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Seems to be a lot of this going around now.
1 posted on 01/16/2018 7:45:52 AM PST by shove_it
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Dumbassness respects no borders.


2 posted on 01/16/2018 7:46:52 AM PST by tomkat (PC attacks Truth as the Left attacks Freedom)
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To: shove_it

Must be a fad................


3 posted on 01/16/2018 7:47:12 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: shove_it

Hackers?


4 posted on 01/16/2018 7:47:55 AM PST by marron
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I am usually the first and most vehement to laugh at conspiracy theories, but there might be something odd here. A feckless bureaucrat in Hawaii is one thing, but that *AND* Japan, with the Norks getting frisky...


5 posted on 01/16/2018 7:48:30 AM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegals, abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF.)
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To: shove_it

Japan corrected its mistake within 5 minutes.

Hawaii attempted to spread panic to the federal government (read that as attempted to provoke Trump into pressing his big red button, because hey, if it takes stating a nuclear war to impeach Trump it would be worth it) for 38 minutes.


6 posted on 01/16/2018 7:51:05 AM PST by null and void ( The Martians fought global warming, all the plants died and the surface water froze solid....)
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To: shove_it

The japanese have always been great copiers...


7 posted on 01/16/2018 7:51:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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I bet they delivered that false message cheaper and faster than the Americans.


8 posted on 01/16/2018 7:52:07 AM PST by bar sin·is·ter (Climate Scientology - another example of science fiction morphing into a religious cult)
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Is it possible that there is an idea to have so many false alarms as to render people skeptical about real attacks?


9 posted on 01/16/2018 7:53:18 AM PST by liberalism is suicide
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To: shove_it

TRUMPS FAULT.......


10 posted on 01/16/2018 7:54:17 AM PST by gathersnomoss
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My top guess:

This is cover for the Hawaii screwup. Someone with pull has convinced the Japanese to do this in order to provide cover for what happened in Hawaii. Someone doesn’t want us to look too carefully at what happened in Hawaii. Seems far too “convenient” for the timing of this event.

... removing tinfoil hat now.

My second guess is coincidence. They happen all the time. You never see a purple car on the road. But if you paint your car purple, you will start seeing them. Why? Because you are now very aware of purple cars.


11 posted on 01/16/2018 7:57:29 AM PST by generally ( Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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Time difference ? LOL


12 posted on 01/16/2018 7:57:44 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: bar sinĀ·isĀ·ter
The streetcar got really good mileage...
13 posted on 01/16/2018 7:58:34 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: null and void

Related: I was watching “Madam Secretary” on hulu. Haven’t finished watching the episode yet, so I don’t know how it turns out, but so far they are making a case that the President is nuts and needs to be removed from office. How convenient that this matches the huge push by libs/media that Trump is nuts and needs to be removed from office. They are putting this out there so that the concept will not seem so far-fetched to the sheeple.

Why do I watch this crap? Because I want to know what the media/libs are thinking and how they are trying to manipulate us. During Hitlery’s time as SOS and during the campaign it was a pretty reliable source for finding out what their tactics were and what memes they were pushing.


14 posted on 01/16/2018 8:02:04 AM PST by generally ( Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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I wonder if those who think Trump will cause a nuclear war thought about the fact that Trump didn’t react to the alert by punching his “big button”.


15 posted on 01/16/2018 8:08:21 AM PST by Aria
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“Why do I watch this crap? Because I want to know what the media/libs are thinking and how they are trying to manipulate us. During Hitlery’s time as SOS and during the campaign it was a pretty reliable source for finding out what their tactics were and what memes they were pushing.”

I don't doubt it. I think a ‘Breaking Bad’ type of series, based on the Clintons and their criminal progression would be a hit, if done right. I know House of Cards was sort of like that, but the truth is probably worse than that series depicted.

16 posted on 01/16/2018 8:11:22 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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“I wonder if those who think Trump will cause a nuclear war thought about the fact that Trump didn’t react to the alert by punching his “big button”.”

Or if they thought of what Kennedy did in the Cuban Missile crisis, and the brinkmanship operative then. Sometimes you just can't find an acceptable negotiated solution without drawing a sharp line in the sand first.

17 posted on 01/16/2018 8:14:36 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: shove_it

I got an email today that said,

“If you think Hawaii’s Emergency Management System is bad, you should see their Birth Certificate System.”


18 posted on 01/16/2018 8:17:05 AM PST by libertylover (Kurt Schlicter: "They wonder why they got Trump. They are why they got Trump")
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This is cover for the Hawaii screwup. Someone with pull has convinced the Japanese to do this in order to provide cover for what happened in Hawaii.

Ron Nessen: Now, what we plan to do is this: Should you make any physical movements that can be construed as out of the ordinary, [Ford takes a pipe from his coat pocket and puts it in his mouth] we will take specific action to see to it that others will view them as normal everyday behavior. [Nessen takes a pipe from his own pocket, puts it in his mouth and imitates Ford as he mistakenly lights the bottom of the pipe]
Gerald Ford: Mm-hmm.
Ron Nessen: This is a perfect example, Sir.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/fords-speech/n8607?snl=1

19 posted on 01/16/2018 8:18:44 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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20 posted on 01/16/2018 8:39:04 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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