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Japan Confirms Scrapping US Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System
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Japan Confirms Scrapping US Aegis Ashore Missile Defence System

Japan has scrapped the deployment of a multibillion-dollar US anti-missile system, the government confirmed Thursday, days after saying the program had been suspended. Interceptors for the Aegis Ashore system were to be placed in two regions under the costly and controversial program. But the government reversed course under pressure from local residents concerned about the risks posed by...