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/ May 15, 2018

Defense minister mentions Akita and Yamaguchi as candidate sites for Aegis Ashore, naming specific prefectures for first time

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Tuesday that Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures are candidate sites for installations of the Aegis Ashore anti-ballistic missile defense system, naming specific prefectures for the first time. On Monday regional bureaus of the Defense Ministry contacted the two prefectural governments, asking ...

Japan focuses on maritime security in new ocean policy

/ May 15, 2018

Japan focuses on maritime security in new ocean policy

Japan approved Tuesday a new ocean policy that highlights maritime security, amid perceived growing threats from North Korea and China, in a reversal from the previous version which focused largely on sea resource development. The ocean program cited threats from North Korea's launching of ballistic ...

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