File photo taken in July 2013 shows A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel pictured passing near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in July 2013. Photo: Kyodo File photo taken in July 2013 shows A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel pictured passing near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in July 2013. Photo: Kyodo
File photo taken in July 2013 shows A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel pictured passing near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in July 2013. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

Japan won’t limit defence spending amid ‘uncertainty’ in East China Sea: minister

  • Tokyo is prepared to exceed the 1 per cent of GDP normally spent on defence, Japanese defence minister Nobuo Kishi says
  • The increased spending sends a message to the US and China, but could trigger unease among the public, analysts say

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File photo taken in July 2013 shows A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel pictured passing near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in July 2013. Photo: Kyodo File photo taken in July 2013 shows A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel pictured passing near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in July 2013. Photo: Kyodo
File photo taken in July 2013 shows A Chinese maritime surveillance vessel pictured passing near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in July 2013. Photo: Kyodo
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