Tokyo, August 12: Japan indicated that it is going to take steps that would make the nation and citizens safer after North Korea’s Guam attack threat. Japan’s Defense Minister said on Thursday that to overcome “survival-threatening” situation it would take necessary steps after considering various factors. On Saturday morning, it started deploying its Patriot missile defense system. According to the local reports, Japan finished deploying interceptors.
The Western Prefectures of No PAC-3 units are regularly stationed in the four prefectures are under real threat. The Air Self-Defense Force's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 system was deployed in the prefectures. No PAC-3 units are regularly stationed in the four prefectures.
“The KPA (Korean People’s Army) Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam … in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam, including the Anderson Air Force Base,” a spokesman for the military’s missile forces said on Wednesday.
Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan said: “as this is clearly a provocation against regional security and the international community, we can’t tolerate it at all.”