Japan has deployed Patriot missiles in its capital as it readies to defend the 30 million people who live in greater Tokyo from any North Korean attack, officials said Tuesday.
Two Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air missile launchers had been stationed at the defense ministry in Tokyo before dawn, a ministry spokesman said, while Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said “we are proceeding with measures including deployment of PAC-3 as we are on alert”.
Local reports said PAC-3 will be deployed in another two locations in the greater Tokyo area.
Tokyo’s response thus far to the threats emanating from Pyongyang has been low key and Tuesday’s moves are the most visible yet that it is rattled.
“The government is making utmost efforts to protect our people’s lives and ensure their safety,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters Tuesday morning.
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