Japan to beef up missile defence system against North Korea


Tokyo, Dec 19: Japan`s government on Tuesday approved the introduction of the US military`s land-based Aegis missile interceptor system, beefing up its defence against “serious” and “imminent” North Korea threats. The regime in Pyongyang has fired two missiles over Japan this year and has threatened to “sink” the country into the sea. Last month, North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that plunged into the waters of Japan`s exclusive economic zone.