The northern island of Hokkaido is turning to manga to instruct residents how to respond in the event of a North Korean missile launch.

The prefecture has been under the North's missile flight path in recent months and municipalities have been organizing evacuation drills in preparation for similar threats in the future.

"We have been receiving inquiries about how to react in specific situations," a Hokkaido Prefectural Government official said Friday. "We thought it would be helpful to provide guidance in an easy-to-understand format."