Japan scraps US missile defense system

Tokyo has canceled deployment of the $4 billion Aegis Ashore US missile defense system approved in 2017. The government could not confirm that residential areas would not be affected by missile interceptors.
Japan will cancel the deployment of a multibillion-dollar US anti-missile system, the government confirmed on Thursday. Interceptors for the Aegis Ashore system were set to be placed in two regions under a controversial and expensive program.

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