Japan’s Coming Defense Buildup

Japan’s Coming Defense Buildup
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With China in mind, Tokyo vows to double military spending.

Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of Parliament Thursday, setting elections for Oct. 31. The contest will focus on the pandemic and economy, but the most notable proposal from Mr. Kishida’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) may be its pledge to double defense spending.

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