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September 01, 2016
Japan eyes record defence budget to develop anti-ship missiles
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 31, 2016
Japan's defence ministry requested a record budget on Wednesday, with funds for an anti-ship missile system to defend islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with China. Tokyo is determined to defend the uninhabited islets in the East China Sea - administered by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus - as Beijing steps up its claim. The ministry announced it is seeking 5.168 trillion yen ($50.12 billion) in spending for the fiscal year starting April 2017, up 2.3 per ... read more

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