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Japan's missile defense system is costly but not fail-proof

Aegis Ashore system may not keep up with North Korea threat

An Aegis Ashore missile defense installation in Romania, which also uses the U.S.-made system.

TOKYO -- Japan aims to have U.S.-developed Aegis Ashore missile defense systems up and running by fiscal 2023 to counter growing North Korean threats, but the costly technology may still fall short in providing full protection to the country.

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