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Japan considers stockpiling over 1,000 long-range missiles, says report

The projectiles will be deployed mainly across the Nansei Islands and Kyushu, according to the article

Japanese national flags flutter in front of buildings at Tokyo's business district in Japan.Photo: Reuters
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Ayai Tomisawa | Bloomberg
Japan is considering amassing an arsenal of more than 1,000 of its planned long-range missiles, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the plans.

The projectiles will be deployed mainly across the Nansei Islands and Kyushu, according to the article. By doing so, Japan is seeking to close the “missile gap” with China, which has about 300 cruise missiles and 1,900 ballistic missiles, according to the newspaper.

Japan embarked on a program a few years ago to boost its missile capabilities in the face of potential threats from China and North Korea. The latest report on the scale of

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First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 11:01 PM IST

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