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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Japan Missile Accord

TOKYO -- The Japanese Cabinet has approved signing a memorandum with the United States spelling out details of joint research aimed at developing an anti-ballistic missile defense system.

Broad agreement on the issue had been reached last year after North Korea stunned the region by launching a missile.

Friday's approval comes as concerns mount that Pyongyang is now poised to test-fire another missile, believed to be capable of reaching parts of the United States.