Japan Holds First Civilian Missile Drill, Simulates North Korean Attack

OGA, JAPAN - MARCH 17: Students at the Hokuyou Elementary School listen to instructions of the officials during a missile evacuation drill on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Kitaura, Oga, Akita Prefecture, Japan. During the drill, around 50 kids were instructed to walk slowly inside of a school gym, as if a missile had hit the the ground nearby. After a loud siren, people are instructed through a loudspeaker to move to safer ground in the school. People participated in the first missile evacuation drill organized by the Akita prefectural office and Oga city to prepare people in the event of a North Korean Missile strike on Japan. Recently, Three of four missiles fired by North Korea may have fallen into Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone and the Japanese government has lodged a strong protest against North Korea. (Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
On Friday, Japan conducted its first-ever civilian missile evacuation drill, simulating an attack by North Korea against a fishing town in the Oga peninsula.

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