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North Korea Crisis

Japan eyes air-to-surface missiles that would put North Korea in range

Strike capability could conflict with Tokyo's defense-only principle

YUKIO TAJIMA, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

TOKYO -- Japan looks to deploy its first air-to-surface missiles in the coming years as a means of deterring North Korea from further weapons testing, bringing Pyongyang's missile bases within Tokyo's military reach.

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