US-Japan arms deals will help counter North Korea threat, says Trump

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Japanese purchase of military equipment from US provides ‘jobs for us and safety for Japan’, US president says in Tokyo

Donald Trump has said large Japanese orders for US-made military equipment will help it counter the threat from North Korean ballistic missiles, as he called the regime a “threat to the civilised world” on the second day of his tour of Asia.

North Korea has test-launched two missiles over the Japanese island of Hokkaido in recent months and threatened to “sink” Japan into the sea. Trump, at a press conference in Tokyo with Japan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe, said Japan should have shot down the missiles, and that buying missile defences would boost both the US economy and Japanese security.

What kind of anti-missile defences does the US possess?

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