Japan cabinet Approves Record Defense Budget Amid China Tensions
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Japan cabinet Approves Record Defense Budget Amid China Tensions

The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today approved Japan’s biggest annual defence budget in the face of North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats and a territorial row with China. Spending on fighter jets and submarines are partly behind the increase to 5.13 trillion yen (£35.2bn, $43.6bn). A separate …