Japan warning after latest North Korea missile test

Japan warning after latest North Korea missile test

British travellers to Japan have been urged to closely follow developments after North Korea fired a second ballistic missile over the country.

The alert came as Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said his country would “never tolerate” such “dangerous provocative action” by North Korea.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued revised travel advice for Japan in the early hours of this morning after the missile landed in the Pacific ocean off Hokkaido in the second such move in weeks.

“Tensions remain high on the Korean peninsula due to a series of North Korea nuclear and missile tests,” the FCO said.

“There remains a risk of further missile and nuclear tests, which could lead to a further increase in regional tensions, and may affect Japan.

“Closely monitor developments, and follow instructions from the local authorities.”

The FCO also issued a warning over Typhoon Talim which is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of Japan from Sunday.

“You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow instructions issued by the local authorities, including any evacuation orders,” according to the alert.

A warning of winds of up to 200kms per hour in central Vietnam was also issued due to strengthening Tropical Cyclone Doksuri which is expected to make landfall in the area of Vinh today.

“It may produce winds of up to and is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions in central Vietnam.” The FCO said.

“Doksuri may cause damage to property and flooding; you should follow the advice of the local authorities.

“There’s a possibility that airline operations, particularly in central Vietnam, may be affected; you should keep in touch with your airline and/or travel agent, and be prepared for potential airport closures or delays.”


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