Residents living near US military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: their neighbourhoods are on the frontline of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just several minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. Photo: AP
Residents living near US military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: their neighbourhoods are on the frontline of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just several minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. Photo: AP
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Japanese under North Korean missile attack: ‘there is no way we can run away from it’

North Korea has yet to meet its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the US mainland, but analysts believe its current arsenal is capable of striking the 50,000 US troops stationed across Japan

Residents living near US military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: their neighbourhoods are on the frontline of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just several minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. Photo: AP
Residents living near US military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: their neighbourhoods are on the frontline of North Korea’s dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just several minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. Photo: AP
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