Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Japan Defense Ministry Wants A Bigger Budget To Counter China And North Korea

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks © Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

Japan Times: Defense Ministry requests ¥5.1 trillion for fiscal 2017 to address new threats

The government is requesting a bigger budget for security as North Korea’s nuclear provocations and China’s military assertiveness continue to unsettle the region, and the Dhaka terror attack showed ordinary Japanese are also at risk.

The Defense Ministry on Wednesday submitted its fiscal 2017 budget request totaling more than ¥5.1 trillion, up 2.3 percent from the fiscal 2016 budget. The defense budget request has been increasing for the last five years, and this is the third year in a row the amount exceeded ¥5 trillion.

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More News On The Japan Defense Ministry's Request For A Record Budget Increase

Japanese Defense Ministry seeks record $51 billion budget -- AP
Japanese Government Urges Another Increase in Military Spending -- NYT
Japan Eyes Record Defense Budget to Develop Anti-Ship Missiles -- Defense News
Japan Defense Ministry Seeks Record Budget as China Threat Grows -- Bloomberg
Japan defence ministry seeks record budget to counter Chinese threat -- The Guardian
Japanese military asks for record $50bn defense budget to oppose China, N. Korea -- RT
Japan plans record defense spending in response to North Korea, Chinese incursions -- UPI
Japan wants British weaponry for South China Sea standoff -- RT
Here's Why Japan's Military Is Seeking Another Record Hike in Spending -- Reuters

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