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Iwaya apologizes for Aegis Ashore survey errors, but says deployment plan unchanged

  • June 7, 2019
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei , NHK
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Yomiuri and Nikkei wrote that Defense Minister Iwaya acknowledged at a Lower House National Security Committee session on Thursday that there were errors in the survey documents on the planned deployment of the Aegis Ashore system in Akita and apologized for the errors. However, the minister also said that the GOJ has not changed its plan to deploy the system in Akita.

 

In a related development, NHK reported that Akita Mayor Hozumi told the city assembly yesterday that the city is asking the government to reexamine the data and further explain how the deployment site in the city was chosen since the decision was based on faulty topographical data.

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