Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera
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US sending more warships to Japan

The United States is to send two ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan, the American defence secretary has confirmed.

The United States is to send two ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan, the American defence secretary has confirmed.

Chuck Hagel announced the deployment during a trip to Tokyo, amid growing concerns about security threats from North Korea and China.

The ships will join five US warships already stationed in Japan by 2017.

Charles Scanlon reports.

  • 06 Apr
  • From the section Asia