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 …

Second earthquake in three days hits Fukushima, no tsunami warning
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Second earthquake in three days hits Fukushima, no tsunami warning

Japan has been struck by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in same region a 7.4 magnitude quake rattle the country just three days ago. The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck Thursday morning off the shore of southern Fukushima prefecture. It said that there may be slight changes in sea …