Defense Minister Stresses Need For Aegis Ashore

Defense minister stresses need for Aegis Ashore

Japan's defense minister has stressed the need for a new land-based missile defense system following North Korea's test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, or SLBM, on Wednesday.

Taro Kono told reporters on Friday that it's vital that the country introduce the Aegis Ashore system, which is designed to track and intercept incoming missiles.

Data Problem Found With Another Aegis Ashore Site

Data problem found with another Aegis Ashore site

It has been learned that problematic data was submitted for a Defense Ministry survey of a candidate site in western Japan for the deployment of a missile defense system.

The revelation follows a similar problem at another candidate site in northern Japan.

Another Mistake In Aegis Ashore Site Survey

Another mistake in Aegis Ashore site survey

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has apologized for yet another mistake made in a survey to choose a possible deployment site for a US-made missile defense system.

His ministry selected a Self-Defense Force training area in Akita City, northeastern Japan, as one of the two candidate sites to deploy the land-based Aegis Ashore system in the country.

Iwaya Apologizes For Aegis Ashore Issues

Iwaya apologizes for Aegis Ashore issues

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has apologized to the governor of Akita Prefecture for incidents related to the planned deployment of a land-based missile interceptor system known as Aegis Ashore.

Iwaya met with Governor Norihisa Satake at the prefectural office on Monday.

Town Mayor Opposes Deployment Of Aegis Ashore

Town mayor opposes deployment of Aegis Ashore

The mayor of a Japanese town located next to a candidate site for a new ground-based missile defense system has expressed his opposition to its deployment.

The mayor of Abu town, Norihiko Hanada, said on Thursday that he is unequivocally opposed to the deployment of the Aegis Ashore system since the move could result in substantially undermining the safety and security of the townspeople and their peace of mind.

Onodera To Visit Potential Aegis Ashore Sites

Onodera to visit potential Aegis Ashore sites

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera plans to visit potential sites for the deployment of a new ground-based ballistic missile defense system.

The government wants to install 2 Aegis Ashore units to counter possible missile attacks from North Korea.

Nissan Rowed The Note Ashore

Nissan rowed the Note ashoreNissan has launched the new Note – literally. To mark the start of sales of its new B-segment car, Nissan held a media event at Eton Dorney Lake last month. And to demonstrate the Note's new technology, Nissan created a Note Boat, which was 'driven' at the 2012 Olympic venue by three superstar Olympic rowers.