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Japan’s cabinet releases record military budget

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After that, On Monday (December 21), the Japanese government approved an increase in military spending in response to an “increasingly tricky” security environment.

Japan’s cabinet releases record military budget. This is the ninth consecutive time that the new government has raised its military budget.
According to reports, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has inherited the military strengthening policy of his predecessor. Japan believes that China is becoming more and more aggressive in the East China Sea and South China Sea. Apart from that, the threat to Japan’s security continues unabated.
On Tuesday (December 22), China and Russia’s long-range strategic bombers flew again over the Sea of ​​Japan and the East China Sea for a second joint strategic cruise. After that, the Ministry of Defense of Japan said that Japanese fighter planes tracked the H-6K and Tu-95 bombers of China and Russia.

Stealth fighter, cruise missile

On Monday, the Japanese Cabinet approved the budget for the next fiscal year beginning in April 2021. The $1.03 trillion budget includes stimulating the economy severely affected by the epidemic and a substantial increase in defense spending.
Stealth fighters and cruise missiles. Reuters reported that this is the ninth consecutive increase in the Japanese government’s military budget. The budget of 51.7 billion US dollars will be used for new fighters, missiles and aircraft carriers.
After that, part of the funds will be used to develop long-range cruise missiles and warships. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries developed an advanced stealth jet fighter with the assistance of Lockheed Martin. In addition, Japan will also purchase six stealth fighters manufactured by Lockheed Martin.
Japan’s cabinet releases record military budget. The Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet Katsunobu Kato said in the briefing, “We need to strengthen the capabilities necessary for national defense… to deal with an increasingly difficult security environment.”
  

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After the budget is handed over to the Japanese Diet.

It is generally believed that the Liberal Democratic Party, led by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, will approve the budget.
Reuters reported that Yoshihide Suga continued the arms expansion policy started by his predecessor Abe. On July 14, the Abe cabinet approved Japan’s annual defense report, which mentioned that China has strengthened its position in disputed waters and used the new crown epidemic to expand its impact, posing a greater threat to Japan and the region.
The day before Japan passed the defense report, the Trump administration of the United States expressed a tougher stance against China on the South China Sea issue, and it opposed almost all China’s demands in the South China Sea. Therefore, US Secretary of State Pompeo said, “The world opposes China’s use of the South China Sea as its maritime empire.”
At the end of August, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono and US Secretary of Defense Esper told reporters after meeting that China has frequently conducted military exercises in the East China Sea and the South China Sea in order to use military means to change the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea.

On December 22, the long-range strategic bombers of China

After that, Russia flew over the Sea of ​​Japan and the East China Sea for the second joint strategic cruise.

On December 22, the long-range strategic bombers of China and Russia flew over the Sea of ​​Japan and the East China Sea for the second joint strategic cruise. After that,  the first joint strategic cruise of Chinese and Russian bombers in July 2019

Peace Constitution, U.S.-Japan Security Treaty

After that, the peace constitution formulated by Japan after the war stipulated that Japan renounced the right to declare war and renounce war methods, and prohibited Japan from retaining its military. After that, article 9 of the Constitution stipulates that Japan “will never retain land, sea, air force and other war potentials.”
But Japan actually maintained the armed forces called the Self-Defense Forces after the war.
In 1951, Japan signed the “U.S.-Japan Security Treaty” with the United States, and this bilateral defense treaty has since been updated. Article 5 of the treaty stipulates that the United States. After that,, Japan share military obligations in the face of military attacks. Therefore, this provision also triggered discussions on whether to break through the provisions of the Peace Constitution.
After that, the “U.S.-Japan Security Treaty” stipulates that the United States should station troops in Japan and maintain military bases and facilities.  Seventh Fleet and more than 3,000 civilian soldiers.

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