Japan Seeks Defense Spending Increase to $44B

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F-2 Multirole Fighter Japan’s Defense Agency is seeking its first increase in military spending in four years, asking for 4.9 trillion yen ($44 billion) for next year’s budget, representing a 1.2% gain. This past year’s budget had been a 1.0% decline. Mounting concern in Tokyo about North Korea and China are widely seen as the […]

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