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Japan spreads defense wings to cyber and space

New command center to focus on 'fourth and fifth battlefields'

Space is considered one of two key battlefields of the future.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and ferocity. Satellites are under threat from missiles designed to take them out. These are some of the biggest defense challenges of our time, and Japan is getting serious about meeting them, albeit belatedly.

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