The Japanese government is warning its citizens that they may have as little as 10 minutes, if any time at all, to seek shelter from an incoming missile attack from North Korea, the Washington Post reports.
Publicly disseminated information from the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, called “actions to protect yourself” were released this week, paints a starkly realistic picture of what the beginnings of a war with North Korea would look like.
The instructions come in an easy to read format, with soothing colors and cartoon characters navigating the steps necessary to respond to a pending disaster. But the message is unmistakable: Japan is readying itself for any and all possibilities from an increasingly provocative North Korean regime.
Among the instructions are how to seek shelter in the event of an aerial attack, be it from fighter jets (relatively easy to spot) or missiles (relatively difficult to spot). It instructs citizens to seek hard cover shelter, and to clear the roads as best as possible before abandoning their vehicles.