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MOD to build new submarine

Sunday’s Sankei wrote that the Defense Ministry plans to allocate some 76 billion yen in the FY2017 budget to build a new submarine to succeed the Soryu-class attack submarine, which is said to be the most advanced conventional submarine in the world. While mentioning the separate plan by the ministry to upgrade an ASDF wing based in Naha, Okinawa, the daily said Japan is keen to enhance deterrence against China’s provocations around the East China Sea.

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