Jun 23, 2016

Japan lifts missile-intercept order

Defense Minister Gen Nakatani on Thursday lifted an order for the Self-Defense Forces to shoot down any North Korean missile posing a danger to Japan. The government believes North Korea will not conduct a missile launch for the time being after firing what appeared ...

Jun 2, 2016

Japan withdraws order to intercept North Korean missiles

Japan has canceled an order for the Self-Defense Forces to prepare to intercept ballistic missiles launched toward the country from North Korea, government sources said Thursday. The move follows a recent string of suspected missile launches that South Korea and other observers have said ...