Japan’s Onodera: Japan will continue with plans to bolster ballistic missile defences

Japanese Defence Minister Onodera was on the wires earlier today, via Reuters, noting Japan is considering plans to bolster defense against North Korean missile aggression. 

Key Points:

US-South Korea military exercises, US presence in South Korea are vital for security in East Asia.

There will be no change to US-Japan joint military exercises.

No change in the stance of keeping the pressure on North Korea.

Japan will continue with plans to bolster ballistic missile defenses.

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