A Japanese soldier trains during a joint military drill with French and US forces in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture in May. Photo: Reuters A Japanese soldier trains during a joint military drill with French and US forces in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture in May. Photo: Reuters
A Japanese soldier trains during a joint military drill with French and US forces in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture in May. Photo: Reuters
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Japan seeks to counter China with biggest military spending increase in eight years

  • Japan has identified China as its main national security threat, pointing in a July policy paper to a ‘sense of crisis’ over Beijing’s threat to Taiwan
  • The defence ministry’s budget proposal seeks an increase in military spending to a record US$49.88 billion, for the year starting April 1

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A Japanese soldier trains during a joint military drill with French and US forces in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture in May. Photo: Reuters A Japanese soldier trains during a joint military drill with French and US forces in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture in May. Photo: Reuters
A Japanese soldier trains during a joint military drill with French and US forces in Japan’s Miyazaki prefecture in May. Photo: Reuters
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