Japan moves its PAC-3 missile to the west of the country

Japan has begun moving its defence system to the west of the country after North Korea announced plans to launch ballistic missiles into the water near the US Pacific territory of Guam.

The four PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors have been brought in from eastern Japan as its missile defence is largely centred around Tokyo.

The deployment is aimed at responding to the risk of falling fragments while missiles fly over the region.

Japan is a key ally to the US and hosts around 50,000 US troops. EURONEWS