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Japanese media: local people oppose the deployment of land-based Aegis

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 Japanese media: local people oppose the deployment of land-based Aegis


Reference News Network reported on May 29 that the Japanese media said that the public opposed the deployment of land-based Aegis atmosphere is high.

According to the Daily News of Japan on May 28, around the deployment of land-based Aegis anti-missile system, Japanese Deputy Defense Minister Harada reported in the Akita Prefecture Office on May 27 that it will not affect the health of local residents and so on, regarding the Ministry of Defence to designate the land-based Aegis anti-missile system deployment site as the new house exercise Ground Self-Defense Force (located in Akita City). Strive for local understanding. Harada visited another alternative deployment site, Yamaguchi County, on the 28th. However, people in Akita and Yamaguchi counties have deep-rooted objections, fearing that they may become targets of attack. The political judgments of the governors of the two counties have attracted much attention.

Reported that last October, the Ministry of Defense conducted geological survey and radio environmental survey at Xinwu Exercise Site. Regarding whether the land-based Aegis has an impact on human health, which is of particular concern to residents, the Ministry of Defence concluded in its survey that the area over 230 meters from radar is safe, and it is expected that the safety of the area will be guaranteed by setting up radio wave absorbers, which will not have an impact on human health.

Japanese media said that during Haradas visit to Akita County, people in front of the County Hall gathered to oppose and protest the deployment of land-based Aegis anti-missile system. Residents and others near the drill site set up the Meeting to Think about the Winning and Peace of Land-based Aegis Anti-missile System. We dont need a land-based Aegis anti-missile system, said Kim Kim, a joint representative of the organization.

The picture shows the land-based Aegis system to be introduced by Japan.

The Ministry of Defense has selected the Xinwu Exercise Site and the Harmony Exercise Site (located in Awuding, Zhengzhou City, Shankou County) as the alternative deployment sites. Harada held talks with Yamaguchi Prefecture Governor Murakashi and others on 28 to seek understanding. However, Awuding Changhua Tian Xianyan did not change his opposition posture. Last September, the Awuding Parliament voted in full to revoke the deployment plan petition and so on. The atmosphere of Awuding opposing the deployment of land-based Aegis rose.

Reported that the Japanese government hopes to accelerate the deployment of land-based Aegis anti-missile system in Akita and Yamaguchi counties. This is not only to protect Japan from the threat of ballistic missiles in the surrounding areas, but also to intercept missiles flying to the United States and strengthen the Japan-US alliance.

If land-based Aegis missile defense system is deployed in two locations, the missile defense system will be more substantial, Iwaya, a defense facility, said at a press conference on May 17.

Japanese media commented that it is not necessary to strive for local understanding. Whether the huge cost burden of deploying land-based Aegis anti-missile system can be understood by the public is also a topic. The Ministry of Defense estimates that the two land-based Aegis anti-missile systems will cost about 240 billion yen ($2.2 billion), including 30 years of maintenance, and the total cost will reach 438.9 billion yen ($4 billion).

Source: Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network: Wang Xu_NBJS8023