Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi is seeking an additional budget of about 30 billion yen (US$288 million) for the next financial year to defend the country with a ballistic missile defence system. Photo: Kyodo Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi is seeking an additional budget of about 30 billion yen (US$288 million) for the next financial year to defend the country with a ballistic missile defence system. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi is seeking an additional budget of about 30 billion yen (US$288 million) for the next financial year to defend the country with a ballistic missile defence system. Photo: Kyodo

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Japan to build two ships equipped with Aegis missile defence system

  • Earlier this year, Japan scrapped unpopular plans to deploy US-developed Aegis Ashore defence systems in northeastern and western Japan
  • The interceptors are to counter the North Korean missile threat – and Japan also wants to develop stand-off missiles to extend their firing range

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Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi is seeking an additional budget of about 30 billion yen (US$288 million) for the next financial year to defend the country with a ballistic missile defence system. Photo: Kyodo Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi is seeking an additional budget of about 30 billion yen (US$288 million) for the next financial year to defend the country with a ballistic missile defence system. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi is seeking an additional budget of about 30 billion yen (US$288 million) for the next financial year to defend the country with a ballistic missile defence system. Photo: Kyodo
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