ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
International relations

Abe to convey 5-year defense spending plans to Trump

Tokyo aims to showcase progress on narrowing trade imbalance

Japan aims to show the U.S. it is working to slim their trade imbalance by purchasing more F-35 jets and other defense equipment.
Japan aims to demonstrate to the U.S. that it is working on their trade imbalance by purchasing more F-35 fighters and other defense hardware.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government is set to reveal its defense spending estimates for the next five years to the Trump administration to highlight purchases of American gear, departing from its previous practice of announcing single-year spending plans.

The multiyear budgets are expected to be conveyed as soon as January. Japan typically unveils defense spending on a fiscal year basis, but the medium-term figure will help demonstrate its plans to buy more American defense equipment that will reduce its trade surplus with the U.S. This will be calculated under NATO standards, raising the total by including such items as military pensions.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more