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Old 03-21-2017, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Martin Hyde View Post
Tokyo never would have needed to be evacuated anyway, North Korea lacks any credible "destroy Tokyo" functionality. What it has is conventional missiles it could launch at Tokyo, but it'd do limited damage.
Given that it is the largest metropolitan area in the world, and the immense role that it plays in Japan's economy and the world's, there's an argument to be made that evacuating Tokyo would pose a greater cost than the price of absorbing a conventional North Korean missile strike, and with the logistics, it's questionable as to whether evacuation of Tokyo-Yokohama is even possible or feasible.