Japan’s planned jet fighter, the first in three decades, is expected to cost around US$40 billion and be ready in the 2030s. Photo: AP Japan’s planned jet fighter, the first in three decades, is expected to cost around US$40 billion and be ready in the 2030s. Photo: AP
Japan’s planned jet fighter, the first in three decades, is expected to cost around US$40 billion and be ready in the 2030s. Photo: AP

China-Japan relations

Japan approves record US$52 billion military budget, including stealth jets and long-range missiles to counter China

  • PM Yoshihide Suga is continuing military expansion pursued by predecessor Shinzo Abe to equip Japan’s new planes, missiles and aircraft carriers with greater range
  • Japan is buying longer-range missiles and considering arming and training its military to strike distant land targets in China, North Korea and other parts of Asia

Topic |   China-Japan relations
Japan’s planned jet fighter, the first in three decades, is expected to cost around US$40 billion and be ready in the 2030s. Photo: AP Japan’s planned jet fighter, the first in three decades, is expected to cost around US$40 billion and be ready in the 2030s. Photo: AP
Japan’s planned jet fighter, the first in three decades, is expected to cost around US$40 billion and be ready in the 2030s. Photo: AP
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