A North Korean missile test pictured earlier this year. Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

Japanese broadcaster apologises for false North Korean missile launch report

  • The news alert, sent out 22 minutes after midnight, was meant for training purposes and was ‘not true’, the broadcaster said
  • It came as Washington and its East Asian allies have been on tenterhooks for Pyongyang’s threat of a ‘Christmas gift’ over the festive period
Topic |   Japan

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A North Korean missile test pictured earlier this year. Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP