Japan Air Self Defence Forces' Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptor missile launcher. File photo: AFPJapan Air Self Defence Forces' Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptor missile launcher. File photo: AFP
Japan Air Self Defence Forces' Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptor missile launcher. File photo: AFP

Japan seeks new missile defence plan with eye on China, North Korea

  • Tokyo has been increasingly concerned by Beijing’s military activity around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea
  • The proposal, if adopted, would mark one of the most significant shifts in Japan’s defence stance since the end of WWII

Topic |   Japan
Japan Air Self Defence Forces' Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptor missile launcher. File photo: AFPJapan Air Self Defence Forces' Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptor missile launcher. File photo: AFP
Japan Air Self Defence Forces' Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptor missile launcher. File photo: AFP
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