"The Threat Is Real" - Millions In Tokyo Join Nuclear Strike Evacuation Drills

Tyler Durden's picture

Earlier this week, Hawaii reportedly tested its system of nuclear sirens for the first time since the 1960s as the state’s governor warned that he was taking North Korea’s threats of nuclear annihilation extremely seriously. Today, the Telegraph is reporting that the paranoia has spread to Japan, where millions of Tokyo residents will participate in evacuation drills meant to simulate their response to North Korean nuclear strike.

And Tokyo isn’t the first city to conduct these types of large scale drills: Towns facing the Korean Peninsula have conducted similar drills in recent months.

The national and city governments are to carry out a series of exercises between January and March to prepare for a potential attack on Tokyo, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported, the first time that a major Japanese city will have carried out responses to a simulated attack.


Towns facing the Korean Peninsula have in recent months conducted similar drills, with residents instructed to seek shelter in response to sirens warning of an imminent missile strike.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on local governments throughout the country to identify underground facilities or buildings that are sufficiently sturdy to withstand a missile attack and to designate those facilities as shelters.

Many ordinary Japanese believe the evacuation drills are an important precaution. One Tokyo resident said he participates because he believes that, if North Korea chose to attack, Tokyo would be the logical target.

"I believe the threat is very real and that war could break out at any time", said Ken Kato, a human rights campaigner who lives in Tokyo. Nearly 9.3 million people live in the city, with millions more travelling into the metropolis every day for work.


"I also believe that the average Japanese person does not want to think about the worst-case scenario because it is simply too unpleasant, but we cannot keep our heads in the sand any longer", he told The Telegraph.


"Evacuation drills are a sensible precaution that would help to minimize casualties, in much the same way as we practice what to do in the event of a major earthquake", he said.


"And if war did break out, then I think it is unfortunately inevitable that North Korea would target Tokyo", he added. "The US has a major military base at Yokota, to the west of the city, and its main naval base in the region is at Yokosuka, to the southwest. 


"It is hard to believe they would not want to strike those military concentrations," he said, adding that it is unlikely that the North Korean regime would be particularly concerned about casualties among civilians living nearby.

Last week, North Korea launched its ne Hwasong-15 ICBM, the country’s first missile test in more than two months. The missile’s peak height and flight time have led experts to suspect that it could probably strike anywhere on the Continental US – though perhaps not with the highest degree of accuracy.

Like the US, Japan is also at risk of an airburst – the detonation of a nuclear weapon far above the earth’s surface that could knock out the country’s power grid, indirectly killing hundreds of thousands of people.

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Savvy's picture

Oh for fox creek...


Fukushima was a nothing burger but the threat from the NORKs is real. lol. Gotta love the media.

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

Today, the Telegraph is reporting that the paranoia has spread to Japan, where millions of Tokyo residents will participate in evacuation drills meant to simulate their response to North Korean nuclear strike.

If anyone can survive this type of event it will be the Japanese.

Years of prep and conditioning and a strong survival instinct.

Who said Godzilla & Mothra were a bad influence on kids. Probably will end up saving their lives.


J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

Troy Ounce's picture


The threat is real.....but if you pay more taxes we make it go away..

Ignatius's picture

The illusion of safety.

Negotiation is cheaper and far less painful.

thunderchief's picture

Just make sure you stock up on lots of dried fish from Fukashima,  just up the coast idiots.

Crassus's picture

if you keep using "nothing burger" we know you're Russian.

Oh for fuck's sake. The art of espionage has declined.

In the old days of the KGB, MI6, the real CIA; you'd be in the Lubyanka explaining yourself to frowning comrades.

In those days we exchanged fifty-rear-old Macallan Scotch for Moteicsto cigars, shared them together

and pretended we were enemies.

I could kiss Brezhnev on the lips.

Erwin643's picture

Noooo shit!!!

You mean back in the days when it really meant something to be in the IC?

Back when it meant something in MI if you were a HUMINT operator, analyst, etc?

You mean before the U.S. Army alone plussed-up MI by 200%? At Ft. Huachuca as late as 2007 there were shitloads of temporary buildings still standing, with thousands of enlisted troops being cranked through there.

The Russians in particular never would have been this stupid, aftter one single catastrophic attack in their country.

During the recent wars in particular it's just been Amatuer Hour.

Omega_Man's picture

bullish.... there always has to be some strife and terror in the world... just like when Bambi's mother deer was killed in the movie... zios always love this kind of thing.. it must be in their DNA... how else did you think Kim's nuke program got so far, so fast.... thanks Zios for creating terror.... oh vey is me

MsCreant's picture

Hedge accordingly.

Automatic Choke's picture

yes.  going long flashlight batteries.

MusicIsYou's picture

You're goddam right the threats real. And oh by the way, American defense systems didn't stop that missile launched from Yemen.

Bank_sters's picture

If kim took out 3 or 4 nuclear power plants, completely doable, the drills would mean shit.   

Mine Is Bigger's picture

I think Tokyo has a rather large number of North Korean people, who were originally brought over to Japan as slave labor during World War II.

They have been an important source of money and goods for the North Korean regime.

I doubt Kim will attack Tokyo.

zvzzt's picture

Or better yet (in case of Kim), sleeper cells/gladio what ever you want to name them. Highly effective and very hard to root out. The west is extremely not prepared for such insurgency-like phenomena. 

MusicIsYou's picture

This article is false it says 'hundreds of thousands.' If North korea fried the power grid half the U.S would be dead within 3 months and 90% within 6 months. Well hopefully it doesn't happen even though I wouldn't mind the new elbow room and hearing about elites dying off.

I am Groot's picture

My uneducated guess would be 99 to 100 % dead. If there was an airburst of a NK weapon at 294 miles we all know the grid would be fried. There would be looting, gang warfare, mass murder, and cats and dogs living together. What nobody talks about are all of the nuclear reactors needing electricity to keep their coolant pumps going. The nuclear plants would have 2-3 weeks work of diesel for their backup generators. After that the reactors would melt down like Fukashima. Military trucks are hardened against EMP, but it's doubtful that they could make deliveries to the plants. Most of North America would be a radioactive wasteland. There would be several plants spewing radioactivity into the air, the water, and the soil.

are we there yet's picture

Elites are safe. Anyone near a low IQ welfare region is likely to face lawless desperate zombies. Nearly all police car fleets are not EMP hardened. Same for long distance truckers, garbage trucks, your car, public busses, etc.. At first some good people will be heroic, but after 3 weeks or less, food and essentials for most people will a problem. Baltimore and Chicago will be dangerous immediately. Also most cell phones will be unusable, run out of power, or have reduced cell tower functioning.

Mylifedependsonit's picture

America is three meals from chaos, and 72 hours away from mayhem once the lights go out. 

Over 1/2 of the country, (at least) truly believe that milk comes from a carton. The people on life sustaining drugs, have normally less than a 30 day supply on hand. The non life sustaining drug users, the addicts, will be zombified after a couple of days. 

Shoot, just imagine all the yuppy motherfuckers without their daily Starbucks. 

Water will run dry in the cities, especially the tall buildings almost immediately with no pumps to push it up. 

Yes, it will be a shitshow.

Erwin643's picture

I know, I can't wait!

Maybe I'll have my own harem, or something:

"Hey Honey, if you want to be safe and have some food, just keep my happy."

Mylifedependsonit's picture

Hell, I get a little aroused when we have a power outage:) the wife rolls her eyes at me when I strip the rounds out of an AR magazine and wipe them all down with a microfiber cloth, as I'm sitting next to an oil lamp in my old Air Force BDU's. I tell her, hey, your next.

Erwin643's picture

Right on!

On a  freebie professional consulting note, I would lose the military-issue BDU's. Anything camoufage draws attention in populated areas.

Better to go with solid earth tones, depending on where you live: I love Propper's mil-spec BDU's in solid colors:


Mylifedependsonit's picture

Thankfully sir, I am very rural. In all reality, what I need right now is some decent snow camo. If i were a city dweller trying to bug out though, I would most definatly be going "grey man".

Erwin643's picture

In our case, we're bugging-in.

Our suburban house has enough front and back yard south-facing space to grow all the food we'll need (mostly potatoes, spinach, garlic, etc.). Plus, we have a creek running along one side of our house, in addition to our rain barrels. Not to mention the rest of our preps.

Too many problems associated with the over-hyped "bugging out" concept. There was a good article, years ago that went viral: "The Fallacy of Bugging Out."

Mylifedependsonit's picture

Yeah, I'm not a bug out guy. I've got a little hobby farm, huge garden, chickens, horses and sheep. Plenty of heirloom seeds...Plenty of preps. 

It's sounds like you've got a good setup there. Be safe

Kartolas's picture

You should thank you government for that.

Ikiru's picture

If I had the choice of getting rid of Rocket Man or the Federal Reserve Banksters, the choice would be easy. Down with the Fed and the fiat money, fractional reserve banking Ponzi scheme.

MusicIsYou's picture

In every nuclear explosion there's a silver lining. In this case the oligarchs would die off and most people wouldn't mind that.

Falling Down's picture

You'd think Godzeewa and Mofra were a bigger threat, but nooooooo...

I am Groot's picture

Wow, thinking about all of the sushi in Japan that would be cooked well done makes me hungry.

MusicIsYou's picture

Well if NK doesn't win you're all gonna be microchipped in  a few years.

MusicIsYou's picture

Haha go outside and look at your neighbors and call your families, most of them have their head so far up their assholes they can't see daylight. Ha we're on the precipice of Armageddon and they're saying how bout those dallas  cowboys and celebs sleeping around?

Erwin643's picture

Nooooo shit!

I sell a couple of self-published books (a how-to book on preparedness and a novel) at gun shows, where one of my signs reads in large, red, 40+ font "YES, I WROTE IT!!!"

And people still ask me, "Did you write it?"

I'm really getting tired of it, to the point where I'm going to be more vocal: "Buddy, if you don't have enough visual awareness to see a sign in front of your face, then that book isn't going to do you a damn bit of good." 

TheFederalistPapers's picture

Can someone please explain to me why they censor Japanese porn?

The Blank Stare's picture

Here's the trick. Take your two index fingers, put them on the outside of each eye, and gently pull down 1/4 of an inch. WA LAH! You will see it's no longer censored, it's only the gaijins that see the pixelation. Designed that way to keep the mussies and negros away from their beautiful women.

Dr. Bonzo's picture

When Japan shifted from a feudal society to a civil law society they adapted a German civil law system. Erotic art has been popular throughout Japan since the days of wood block printing and rice paper. Over a 1000 years. The Japanese civil laws adapted in the Meiji era predate electronic media and were meant to discourage pornography by narrowly focusing on sexually reproductive organs. They thought then that if painting and depictions omitted sex organs it would stiffle the proliferation of pornography.

Japanese pornographers simpled worked their way around the laws, and the Japanese, like most Asians, are more practical than moralistic. The selfsame bureaucrats who wrote the laws could more than likely be found in brothels at night. Basically they let the shit slide. This is one of the reasons a lot of us like it in Asia. They're not rabid mouthfrothing Protestants trying to shove their morality down everyone's throats. In their minds, they discourage the showing of sex organs, it's enough already.

So there you have it. They'll show anal sex if somehow the cock is obscured. Etcetera.

Enjoy your Jap porn!!!!!!


Hillarys Server's picture

The privates are against the law but for some reason the butthole is legal.

So young boys grow up staring at a cloud of unknowing directly above a high definition pulsating butthole.

Erwin643's picture

Can someone please explain to me why Japanese women cry like babies while getting jugged?

Not that I really watch that stuff. Just wondering.

hedgefunddartthrower's picture

The Fukushima reactors have been spilling uclear waste in the Japanese see for 5 years now, and the whole island is lit up like a christmas tree. But the media has them worried about Pugsly  and his WW2 level scientists trying to figure out how to make a bomb with technology that the west has left behind 40 years ago... This is more pentagon led propoganda...

The Blank Stare's picture


The whole island?! What about the other three islands?

  It's a pretty big fucking islands.

This must be hedgefundarthrower propoganda.


MusicIsYou's picture

Don't fear the Reaper.

BritBob's picture

Fighting Kim and the regime -

Your Old USB Flash Drive Could Help Fight North Korean Repression

A tiny USB memory stick is unlikely to bring down Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, but thousands upon thousands of them just might help enlighten the North Korean people to the freedoms enjoyed by the outside world, according to human-rights activists.

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation and Forum 280 a Silicon Valley nonprofit, have teamed up to launch a program that will collect donated USB flash drives, load them with content ranging from "South Korean soap operas to Hollywood films to Korean-language versions of Wikipedia to interviews with North Korean defectors," and smuggle them into the North for ordinary North Koreans to enjoy. 

Sensei CP3's picture

You'd also need to smuggle a device to play it too.  You think the average people have computers there? 

MaxThrust's picture

What a great opportunity it would be for a terrorist attack by the deepstate with so many citizens wearing gas masks.

Let it Go's picture

 Generally, we see little movement in the list of the "Worlds 10 Worst Problems" but we would be remiss or negligent not to do some serious reshuffling to reflect the drum beats of war flowing out of Washington and North Korea. Recently "Weapons of war and mass destruction" have taken a leap from fourth to first place. This is very significant because it can be very difficult to get this particular genie back in the bottle once it is out.


copperthumb's picture

God bless and protect our friends in the East. 

Erwin643's picture

Jesus, did IQ's just drop sharply in Japan?

With a missile flight time from Korea to Japan measured in seconds, how are you going to evacuate a city of millions?

It makes more sense to assess your own situation and figure out what shelter is availible if an alarm goes-off. 

Duck & Cover really does work with regard to blast effects (from any kind of explosion), depending how far away you are.

If anybody wanted to evacuate, they should have done it when the soil in Tokyo's parks and open areas read as nuclear waste after Fukushima.