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Japan weighs bomb shelter subsidies as missile threat grows

Exclusive: Ukraine war, North Korea spur Tokyo to build more bunkers

People shelter from Russian missile attacks at a Kyiv subway station on Jan. 26.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese policymakers will consider providing government aid for building bomb shelters in an effort to better protect the population against potential missile attacks, Nikkei has learned.

The updated National Security Strategy calls for ensuring various types of evacuation facilities. Japan wants more commercial buildings and private homes to be equipped with shelters, in addition to public facilities.

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