Reflections: Japanese students respond to North Korea’s threats

Sayaka Suzuki, senior hospitality major. “My family and I often talk about North Korea on social media, and they said the alarms that go off on their phones are scary, but the alarms go off so often that they are becoming normal and they are no longer surprised by it. Many people no longer even try to escape or hide. I am worried about my family, however, especially since they live in an area that is very close to North Korea.”

Since August, North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan. Both incidents sparked government-issued warnings for Japanese civilians and worldwide outcry. Lakeland students from Japan shared their outlook on the growing issue. Click the slideshow to read on.