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An advanced U.S. military radar will be installed at an Air Self-Defense Force base in Kyoto Prefecture near the Sea of Japan coast next year, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Thursday. It will be the second such installation in Japan.

With the capability to precisely track the trajectory of ballistic missiles, the so-called X-band radar is considered important in defending against the North Korean missile threat.

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