A Japanese soldier helps to prepare surface-to-ship missile launchers during a drill at Camp Naha in Okinawa yesterday. Photo: AFP

Japan's military spending set for 2.9pc rise as regional security fears grow

Equipment to help Tokyo defend disputed islands accounts for most of the 2.9pc increase

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A Japanese soldier helps to prepare surface-to-ship missile launchers during a drill at Camp Naha in Okinawa yesterday. Photo: AFP
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