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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.

The first test starts Friday at the Ground Self-Defense Force's Araya exercise field in Akita Prefecture, with the second set for March 11 at the Mutsumi field in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Both sites are near Japan's western coast, which faces toward the Korean Peninsula.

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