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GOJ gives up on deploying Aegis Ashore system at Araya training site in Akita

  • May 6, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Wednesday’s Yomiuri front-paged a report saying that it has learned from multiple GOJ sources that the GOJ will likely give up on the idea of deploying the Aegis Ashore missile defense system at the GSDF’s Araya training site in Akita due to strong opposition from the local community. The paper wrote that although the GOJ is planning to find an alternative site within the prefecture, its original plan to begin operating the system in fiscal 2025 will likely be delayed.

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