THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
May 21, 2021 at 15:25 JST
Defense Minister Taro Kono apologizes in June 2020 to Yamaguchi prefectural government officials after the decision was made to abandon the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system. Yamaguchi was one of two candidate sites for the system. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A sea-based alternative to the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense system could cost taxpayers at least double the estimate for the now-abandoned land-based system, an internal Defense Ministry document shows. [Read More]
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