A mock-up of a F-35 fighter jet is displayed at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in Tokyo. Japan has announced a record US$47 billion defence budget. Photo: Reuters

Japan unveils record US$47 billion defence budget aimed at countering China’s military rise

  • It’s the fifth consecutive year that the government has announced a record budget for the defence forces
  • The 2019 allocation will cover a US missile interceptor system, six stealth fighter jets and part of a new aircraft carrier
Topic |   China-Japan relations

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A mock-up of a F-35 fighter jet is displayed at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in Tokyo. Japan has announced a record US$47 billion defence budget. Photo: Reuters
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