Japan: “Defense” ministry seeks $50 billion to boost re-militarization

Source: Yahoo! News

“Japan’s defence ministry on Tuesday unveiled a $50 billion budget request as the country keeps military spending at record levels [on the excuse of] of growing threats from China and North Korea. The military budget has been rising steadily for about a decade, and the defence ministry’s latest request warns that ‘the security environment surrounding our country is increasingly severe.’ … The budget request envisions Japan building five military ships and a submarine, and purchasing 12 F-35 fighter jets.” (08/31/21)