Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sits in the cockpit of a F-4EJ jet fighter as he reviews the Japan Air Self-Defence Force at the Air Self-Defence Force’s Iruma base in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, 28 November 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sits in the cockpit of a F-4EJ jet fighter as he reviews the Japan Air Self-Defence Force at the Air Self-Defence Force’s Iruma base in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, 28 November 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sits in the cockpit of a F-4EJ jet fighter as he reviews the Japan Air Self-Defence Force at the Air Self-Defence Force’s Iruma base in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, 28 November 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Yoshihide Suga has to explain record defence budget

  • Japanese government measures are likely to spur a regional arms race, sending a message to Beijing that it has an aggressive neighbour

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sits in the cockpit of a F-4EJ jet fighter as he reviews the Japan Air Self-Defence Force at the Air Self-Defence Force’s Iruma base in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, 28 November 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sits in the cockpit of a F-4EJ jet fighter as he reviews the Japan Air Self-Defence Force at the Air Self-Defence Force’s Iruma base in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, 28 November 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga sits in the cockpit of a F-4EJ jet fighter as he reviews the Japan Air Self-Defence Force at the Air Self-Defence Force’s Iruma base in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, 28 November 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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