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Japanese defense report highlights stepped-up threat from Pyongyang

White paper raises concerns over advances in missile, nuclear tech

| China

TOKYO -- Japan's 2017 defense white paper upgrades its threat assessment for North Korea from last year's, citing continuing development of nuclear and ballistic missile technologies.

Destabilizing factors affecting security in the Asia-Pacific region are growing more serious, notes the annual report, presented to the cabinet Tuesday by newly installed Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera.

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