Fake News Site Reports Chinese Invasion of Japan
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
(SNN Tokyo) On Wednesday, a website posing as a Yahoo News site reported that Chinese troops had invaded the Japanese island of Okinawa.
Both Yahoo Japan Corp and Kyodo News Agency were upset
The article, supposedly written by a Kyodo correspondent in the United States, said, “Chinese troops invaded Japanese airspace over Okinawa in the predawn hours of Tuesday.”
Both Yahoo Japan Corp and Kyodo News Agency were upset at the hoax and said they were considering legal action against the owner of the site. "The story is without foundation and has been fabricated. We'll demand that the page be deleted and are considering filing a criminal complaint with law enforcers for damage to our credibility," a Kyodo official said.
none of the giant robots were harmed
Due to confusion caused by the news story, the Defense Forces sent at least fourteen giant robots to Okinawa. While none of the giant robots were harmed in the exercise, the honor of one of the pilots was nearly compromised.
The Chinese troops actually invaded Hokkaido.