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Dec 19, 2003, 17:51
Japan to introduce missile shield (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3333117.stm)

Japan is to spend billions on US systems to protect itself from missile attack amid tensions with North Korea.

Japan has decided to introduce a missile defence system to shield itself from a possible attack.

It has said that the deployment would be purely defensive and there was no intent to harm other countries.

Japan's Defence Agency said it would allocate $6.5bn over the next five years towards installing two American-made anti-missile systems.