According to Tokyo, about 350 people took part in evacuation. The scenario of the exercises suggested that a certain country launched a ballistic missile and it is likely that it will fly over the territory of Japan.
It has been the first evacuation drills for a military attack in the Japanese capital since World War II.
The government system of emergency notification of the population, J-Alert, was triggered. Also, a corresponding message was sent by mobile communication to the participants of the exercises.
Most of the participants of the drills were elderly people. At the same time, it was initially planned that their number would not exceed 250 people. However, because of the large number of those who wished to participate, the lists were expanded.
Earlier, similar evacuation exercises were conducted in other parts of Japan. These were prompted by the DPRK's launch of ballistic missiles, at least two of which flew over the territory of Japan.