'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town

'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing townBy Malcolm Foster ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) – Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she’s been on edge. “Now when I hear a loud sound, I look outside, I look out at the ocean,” 68-year-old Kawamura said from her seaside cottage in Erimo, where she lays out long dark strands of kombu seaweed on stones to dry in the sun. “I feel anxious, like I never know when it will come again.” As Japan prepares to vote in Sunday’s national election, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called North Korea’s escalating threats — it also conducted a sixth nuclear test last month — a “national crisis” that only he can lead Japan through.



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