A Japan Self-Defence Forces soldier takes part in a drill to mobilise the country’s surface-to-air missile systems. Photo: Reuters

Japan is set to spend billions of dollars on US arms to narrow its trade surplus as it seeks to counter China and North Korea

  • Japan’s Ministry of Defence reportedly wants to spend at least US$240 billion over the next five years, including on new American equipment
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A Japan Self-Defence Forces soldier takes part in a drill to mobilise the country’s surface-to-air missile systems. Photo: Reuters
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