25 Aug '17, 4pm

Japan to hold drills deploying missile interceptors at U.S. bases

TOKYO, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) will hold drills deploying missile interceptors at three U.S. military bases here to prepare for any contingencies stemming from heightened tensions in the Korean Peninsula, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Friday. “The drills will contribute to further strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance,” Onodera told a press briefing on the matter. The Defense Ministry said the exercises will take place at the U.S. Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo and at the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan’s southwest, next Tuesday.

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