Japan’s defence spending is expected to set a record next year as the country buys expensive American weapons amid threats from China and North Korea. Among the biggest purchases are six F-35B stealth fighters at 14 billion yen each for deployment in 2024. Photo: AP
Rupakjyoti Borah
Opinion

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Quick Take by Rupakjyoti Borah

Is China the target of Japan’s record-busting defence budget?

  • Tokyo faces myriad threats, from China, North Korea and Russia to cyberattacks on the Summer Olympics
  • And Abe’s golf buddy Trump may not always be around to bail Japan out

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Japan’s defence spending is expected to set a record next year as the country buys expensive American weapons amid threats from China and North Korea. Among the biggest purchases are six F-35B stealth fighters at 14 billion yen each for deployment in 2024. Photo: AP
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