Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Japan is strengthening its defence capabilities. Photo: EPA-EFE
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Japan is strengthening its defence capabilities. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japan

Japan approves major defence overhaul amid China threats to security

  • Biggest defence shake-up in decades will increase security spending to two per cent of GDP by 2027, reshape military command and acquire new missiles
  • Polls suggest Japan’s public largely backs the shift, worried by growing Chinese military power and geopolitical developments like the war in Ukraine

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Japan is strengthening its defence capabilities. Photo: EPA-EFE
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Japan is strengthening its defence capabilities. Photo: EPA-EFE
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