The Japanese government is set to assemble a plan to evacuate its nationals from South Korea in case escalating tensions between North Korea and the united states result in a military conflict.
Under the first such plan to be shared by all relevant ministries and agencies, Japanese nationals are to be specifically transported through civil aircraft or vessels, and the jobs to be performed by using every ministry could be clarified, authorities resources stated.
The plan still does no longer take into account aid of the U.S. Navy for evacuating more or less 38,000 Japanese nationals living in South Korea in conjunction with tourists, particularly in and across the capital, which sits close to the military demarcation line dividing the North and the South, likely leaving a question unanswered about the feasibility of the scheme.
Tensions were running high at the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs marked by a war of words among U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korea has been firing a number of ballistic missiles with some of them flying over Japan and carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September.
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