Major Japanese newspapers handed out extras on the streets of Tokyo following North Korea’s announcement that it had tested a hydrogen bomb. Many readers in the Shibuya district expressed concern over the detonation.
A 22-year-old university student said the Middle East is already unstable, and he now feels the danger is much closer to Japan. He said a hydrogen bomb poses a larger threat than previous nuclear tests.
An 84-year-old man said he was shocked that North Korea had developed such technology. He said nuclear tests cannot be condoned, and that he believes the future of mankind is at risk unless Japan’s non-nuclear principles are applied worldwide.
A 50-year-old office worker expressed shock, and said he wants the Japanese government to avoid bowing to the North’s threats.
A 50-year-old woman said she feels sad because North Korea has other problems to tackle. She said she wants Japan’s government to stand firm, but that she hopes it doesn’t overreact.
Source and image: NHK