Alarmed by China, Japan Rattles Its Dusty Katanas
Shinzo Abe’s request for more defense spending reflects an important shift in mindset
For the fifth straight year, the Japanese government of Shinzo Abe has requested an increase in defense spending. Concerned about Chinese territorial incursions around the Senaku Islands and North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric and weapons testing, the 2.3 percent increase would go toward providing enhanced missile defenses, a submarine, and additional fighter aircraft. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.