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Think-tanks call for higher defense spending in response to Trump administration

  • January 19, 2017
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that several prominent Japanese defense research institutions have put together lists of recommendations recommending that the GOJ to increase the defense budget apparently in response to President-elect Trump’s calls for Tokyo to pay more for stationing U.S. troops in Japan. The paper conjectured that the incoming U.S. administration’s anticipated demand for its allies to shoulder additional security burdens may embolden defense hawks at home to seek larger expenditures for the SDF. 

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