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(Opinion) Japan's Record Defense Budget Unsettling Region

2015-12-30 08:53:15       source:China Daily

By Cai Hong


December 29, 2015


"The record-high defense budget Japan's cabinet approved on Thursday is heavily geared toward expanding the role of the country's Self-Defense Forces and broadening the cooperation between Japan and the United States.


The 5.1 trillion yen ($42.1 billion) request is part of a 96.7 trillion yen ($800 billion) national budget plan for fiscal 2016 that begins from April."


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