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The Defense Ministry said Tuesday a Ground Self-Defense Force training area in Yamaguchi Prefecture remains a candidate site for a U.S.-developed missile defense system, based on a new survey conducted after the initial one contained numerical errors.

A new report compiled by the ministry concluded the Mutsumi training area was the “only suitable place among state-owned lands (in the region) to meet requirements” for deploying the Aegis Ashore land-based system aimed at countering the threat of North Korean missiles.

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