The last few months have put the Japanese government on edge. A mere 650 miles of ocean separate Japan from her Communist neighbor, and she's getting caught in the crossfire between the United States and North Korea.
North Korea has begun flying missiles over Japan, and the Japanese government hasn't been shy about which side they're taking. Earlier this month, Japan announced that they'd shoot any missiles that North Korea launched at the U.S. out of the air.
The Japanese also aren't going to sit idly by; they're going to make sure their people are prepared. In March 2017, they began doing nuclear missile drills. A new video by NBC Left Field vividly shows the reactions of the children to these drills.
It's been over 70 years since Japan has felt this threatened. On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, a bomb was also dropped on Nagasaki. Now children in grade school have to be ready to experience what their grandparents and great-grandparents lived through.
Watch the video to see how seriously Japan is taking this threat. They want everyone in the country to experience at least one drill per year.
NBC Left Field interviewed a little boy who participated in the drill. He described how scared he felt during the drill, and how he wished he done better.
"It was scary, and when we had to hide our heads, everyone seemed to be scared, too."
He adds, "I could have done better by running faster. I think we'll do better next time."
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