Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviews Japan's self-defence force troops earlier this year. Photo: Reuters Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviews Japan's self-defence force troops earlier this year. Photo: Reuters
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviews Japan's self-defence force troops earlier this year. Photo: Reuters

Japan defence update to emphasise air, sea safety amid concerns over China

Defence Policy review reflects Tokyo's worries about China's assertiveness, Russia's military build-up and North Korea's nuclear ambitions

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviews Japan's self-defence force troops earlier this year. Photo: Reuters Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviews Japan's self-defence force troops earlier this year. Photo: Reuters
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reviews Japan's self-defence force troops earlier this year. Photo: Reuters
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