Japan Self-Defence Forces stands by a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit in Tokyo. The government is considering deploying more US missile systems in the north to guard against conflict on the Korean Peninsula. Photo: AP

Japan wants to deploy land-based US Aegis missile shield in Akita to guard against N Korea threat

The government has installed two Aegis Ashore batteries to protect the entire Japanese archipelago against North Korea’s missile threats, and now wants to put more in the city of Akita

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Japan Self-Defence Forces stands by a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit in Tokyo. The government is considering deploying more US missile systems in the north to guard against conflict on the Korean Peninsula. Photo: AP
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