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Japan tests health risk of new Aegis defense radar

Locals fear disruption from missile-detecting radio waves deployed ashore

Aegis Ashore is a land-based system that defends against incoming missiles. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

TOKYO -- Japan's Defense Ministry begins tests in March for any health risks posed by the Aegis Ashore missile shield at two candidate sites for the defense system, hoping to allay local concerns.

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