JAPAN (KGO) -- The Japanese national broadcaster NHK has issued an on-air apology for issuing a false alert claiming North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.
This was very similar to what happened in Hawaii over the weekend.
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Residents in Japan with the NHK app got a message on their phones telling them to evacuate inside a building or go underground.
Coincidentally today the US and Canada plan to host talks in Vancouver over the North Korean nuclear threat. South Korea and Japan are expected to participate.
Report: Japan broadcaster apologizes for false ballistic missile alert