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J ALERT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the country's Politburo at an undisclosed location on Friday.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 28, 2024
North Korea says its latest satellite launch exploded in flight
North Korea said its attempt to launch a new military reconnaissance satellite ended in failure on Monday when a newly developed rocket engine exploded in flight.
TV screens in Osaka show news of a large earthquake hitting a wide area of the Sea of Japan coast in central Japan and subsequent tsunami warnings in the affected regions on Jan. 1.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
How Japan’s quake information apparatus springs into action
Lessons from 3/11 led to greater urgency in communications and centralization of information, while tech continues to shape the approach.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 31, 2023
North Korea says rocket launch failed, but vows to try again soon
The rocket carrying the country's first military spy satellite failed due to engine problems, state-run media said, after the launch prompted Japan to briefly issue an alert for Okinawa.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 13, 2023
North Korean missile prompts Japan to issue brief evacuation warning
The rare activation of the country's J-Alert warning system had initially urged residents to take shelter either inside buildings or underground.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2022
Japan to upgrade North Korea missile alert system after malfunction
Japan will upgrade its J-Alert early warning system by next summer, the Cabinet Secretariat said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 6, 2022
Missile-alert panic triggers calls to ramp up Japan's defenses
By the time many people were aware of the alert on Tuesday, North Korea's missile had already splashed down in the Pacific Ocean more than 3,000 kilometers away.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 5, 2022
J-Alert malfunctions found after North Korean missile test
Due to the malfunctions, warnings were not issued properly through community emergency radio and other systems in six municipalities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2022
Japan residents wake up to rare J-Alert missile warning
Under the J-system, developed in 2007, messages are sent in times of national emergencies such as earthquakes, terrorist attacks and certain missile launches.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2020
Tokyo raises virus alert to highest level in move seen as largely symbolic
The level-four alert was the first to be declared for the capital since it revised its COVID-19 monitoring system guidelines on June 30.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 4, 2018
U.S. 'presidential test alert' sets American phones to buzzing
The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent an alert on Wednesday aimed at tens of millions of mobile phones to test a previously unused presidential alert system to warn the public in the event of a national emergency.
JAPAN
Aug 3, 2018
Indonesian interns unable to understand Japanese evacuation alert narrowly escaped death in Hiroshima
Four Indonesian interns have said they didn't evacuate their dormitory during the rain disaster last month because the Hiroshima Municipal Government's emergency smartphone alert was in Japanese.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 2, 2018
Japan eases alert level for North Korean ballistic missile launches
Japan has lowered its alert level for North Korean ballistic missile launches amid diminishing tensions following the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders last month, government sources said Monday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 1, 2018
Japanese disaster agency to urge use of multiple J-Alert warning channels
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency plans to ask municipalities this month to adopt at least two methods for transmitting emergency messages from the J-Alert warning system, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 31, 2018
Hawaii employee mistook 'exercise' for real missile attack: FCC
A Hawaii employee who issued a false missile warning mistook a test drill for an actual attack, the U.S. Federal Communications said on Tuesday, faulting the state's handling of the issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2018
Tokyo's first ballistic missile drill gets mixed reaction
In a first for Tokyo, a disaster drill based on a ballistic missile attack was held Monday in response to the nuclear and missile threats from North Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2018
NHK issues false missile alert on heels of Hawaii error
The public broadcaster erroneously issues an online bulletin warning of a North Korean missile launch, a mistake that comes days after Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency sent out a similar false alert.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 1, 2017
Fukuoka conducts J-Alert drill to brace for North Korean missile launch
Fukuoka on Friday conducted a drill for the J-Alert system to prepare for the possibility of a North Korean ballistic missile launch, sending warnings to mobile phones and bringing the city's trains to a temporary halt.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 8, 2017
Government to adopt new system to alert fishing vessels of missile launches
In light of North Korea's repeated missile tests, the Fisheries Agency plans to install a new automated alert system that directly notifies fishing vessels of missile launches, agency officials said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2017
Residents unsure how to react as North Korean missile flies over Japan
North Korea's firing of a missile over northern Japan on Tuesday heightened concerns among citizens, triggering alerts in communities and prompting some to run for cover.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2017
Japan begins running public service announcements on missile attacks
The government began broadcasting a public service announcement Friday suggesting how civilians should protect themselves in the event of a missile attack.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan