Aegis Ashore re-investigation "Akita and Yamaguchi are the best" Defense Minister Aug. 30 20:33
Defense Minister Iwaya will conduct a re-survey next month over the deployment plan of the new interceptor missile system “Aegis Ashore”, but deployment to Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures is optimal for building a missile defense system I showed the idea.
Regarding the deployment plan of the new interceptor missile system “Aegis Ashore”, there has been a rebound in the locality of the candidate site due to mistakes in survey data, etc., and the Ministry of Defense came to Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures where the candidate site is located on the 28th He explained that he will outsource the survey to the outside in the month.
About this, Defense Minister Iwaya explained to the reporters after the Cabinet meeting that “Akita Prefecture will conduct a survey on a zero basis, not“ Akiya Exercise Hall ”, including the first 18 candidate states. I want to consider it fairly and firmly once again. "
On the other hand, Mr. Iwaya said, “From the perspective of firmly establishing a missile air defense system throughout Japan, there is no change in the idea that it would be most appropriate to deploy in Akita and Yamaguchi Prefectures,” and the candidate sites were reviewed. However, the idea that the deployment to Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures is optimal is shown.