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Japan will set up a second space operations unit at an Air Self-Defense Force base in the country’s west to monitor any threat via electromagnetic waves to its satellites within fiscal 2022, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Sunday.

The establishment of the unit in the Hofu Kita Air Base in Yamaguchi Prefecture is part of Japan’s efforts to beef up its capabilities in new domains such as outer space, as China and Russia are building up their own capacity in the electromagnetic spectrum.

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