Explainer: Why didn't Japan shoot down Pyongyang's missiles?

So why didn’t Japan shoot down North Korean missile that recently flew directly over the country?

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    Over the years, the Japanese government has spent billions of dollars on a ballistic missile defence shield.

    So why didn’t Japan shoot down the North Korean missile that recently flew directly over the country?

    Al Jazeera's Alex Gatopoulos explains.


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