Japan PM Shinzo Abe says aim to increase missile defence capabilities

By: | Updated: September 4, 2017 10:40 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan would do its utmost, in cooperation with the United States, to defend itself against missiles fired by North Korea and to increase its missile defence capabilities.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Shinzo Abe, North Korea nuclear explosion, United States, Shinzo Abe missile defence capabilities, north korea nuclear testAbe spoke at the start of a meeting of ruling coalition lawmakers a day after North Korea conducted its sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test. (Reuters)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday Japan would do its utmost, in cooperation with the United States, to defend itself against missiles fired by North Korea and to increase its missile defence capabilities. Abe spoke at the start of a meeting of ruling coalition lawmakers a day after North Korea conducted its sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test.

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