JSDF soldier takes part in a drill to mobilise their PAC-3 missile unit in response to recent missile launch by North Korea, at U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base in Fussa

JSDF soldier takes part in a drill to mobilise their PAC-3 missile unit in response to recent missile launch by North Korea, at U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base in Fussa

Japan's Self-Defense Forces with the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile defense unit at a US Air Force on the outskirts of Tokyo in 2017. Photo: Reuters/Issei Kato

August 30, 2017 2:27 AM (UTC+8)