“By results of discussion by the national security Council, a decision was made to cancel the deployment of the Aegis Ashore systems in the prefectures of Akita and Yamaguchi” – said the head of the Japanese defense Ministry, was quoted by broadcaster NHK. The NSS meeting was held on 24 June under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Earlier in Tokyo detailed study of the possibility of deployment of missile defense systems ground-based Aegis Ashore in the North and South of the country in prefectures Akita and Yamaguchi. The system was supposed to protect the entire territory of the island nation from missile attacks of a potential enemy. In Japan, the installation of the complexes was substantiated in the first place the threat posed by the DPRK.

however, in the course of the study revealed a number of shortcomings Aegis Ashore, which forced the Japanese to rethink their approach to the prospects of the acquisition systems in Washington. As it turned out, the operation of the missile unsafe for civilians. The upper stage used in the Aegis Ashore missile during launch may fall outside of the landfill and cause harm to people.

the Elimination of the defect detected requires a serious revision of the projectiles in the first place, their software that is connected with attraction of additional funding. Today for the Japanese government the issue of money is extremely painful. The Cabinet is forced to work in conditions of negative economic impact of the pandemic coronavirus and to consider future expenses due to the transfer of summer Olympic games of 2021.