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Japan to raise defense spending by $6.1bn this year

Supplementary bill to include largest-ever injection for security

Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors board a ship. Japan will add a record $6.1 billion to the fiscal 2021 budget to bolster defense capabilities. (Photo courtesy of the JMSDF)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government plans to seek more than 700 billion yen ($6.1 billion) in additional funding for defense in the fiscal 2021 supplementary budget, Nikkei has learned.

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