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October 20, 2017
'How to survive a N. Korean missile' - in Japanese manga form
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
"Cover your head". That's the advice offered in a manga comic published by local authorities in Japan describing what to do in the event of a North Korean missile strike. Officials on the northern island of Hokkaido, which has already had two missiles from North Korea fired over it, published the manga survival guide titled "In case a missile flies over" earlier this month. The four-page comic, created by local manga artist Manabu Yamamoto, details what the island's 5.5 million residents should ... read more

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