MIHAMA, Fukui Pref. — A North Korean submarine runs aground on the nuclear plant-dotted shores of Fukui Prefecture and 11 commandos armed with antitank rockets storm ashore.

Police and the Self-Defense Forces are fired on and fail to stop them, in part because of a lack of clear agreement on how Japan can defend itself. The entire nation shudders in fear that one of its nuclear installations will be attacked.

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