Japan’s defence ministry says it is seeking more funds for military spending, a day after news the government would boost the defence budget for the first time in 10 years.
The ministry is asking for 180.5bn yen ($2.1bn, £1.3bn), some of which an official said would be spent on missile interceptors and fighter jets.
The move comes with Japan embroiled in a territorial row with China.
It also follows North Korea’s recent successful long-range rocket launch.
“We will request 180.5bn yen to be allocated to military spending from a stimulus package,” a defence ministry spokesman told Agence-France Presse news agency.
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by Tactical-Life / Jan 11, 2013