National May 25, 2019

Mayor in Yamaguchi Prefecture asks Tokyo to scrap Aegis Ashore deployment

Norihiko Hanada, mayor of Abu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has petitioned the central government to scrap its plan to deploy the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system within the prefecture. The Defense Ministry plans to deploy Aegis Ashore units at the Ground Self-Defense Force's Mutsumi training area ...