Abe has instructed to revise the defense program of Japan

© AP Photo / Eugene Name Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at his residence. 3 August 2017Abe has instructed to revise the defense program of Japan© AP Photo / Eugene Hoshiko

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed to revise the main directions of the program of national defense, said on Thursday the new head of the Japanese defense Agency, Itsunori of Onodera after the reshuffle in the government.

According to him, the Prime Minister asked to reconsider adopted in 2013, the defense program because of «the aggravated situation in the security» of Japan.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Abe told reporters about the increased threat from North Korea, which in July had twice experienced allegedly Intercontinental ballistic missiles.

According to the Agency Kyodo, against this background, Japan will seek to strengthen its missile defense system.

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