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Main points of draft National Defense Program Guidelines

  • December 6, 2018
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

Draft National Defense Program Guidelines


  • Increased military buildup and intensified military activities are prominent around our country.
  • Promoting the integration of the Ground, Maritime, and Air Self-Defense Forces in all areas.
  • Acquiring and strengthening defense capabilities in the fields of space, cyber, and electromagnetic waves.
  • Strengthening integrated missile and air defense capabilities.
  • Strengthening capabilities in the fields of sea and air and introducing standoff missiles.
  • Strengthening the personnel base by improving the treatment [of Self-Defense Force personnel], including extending the retirement age, utilizing retired and reserve personnel, and raising salaries.
  • Optimizing equipment procurement by thoroughly managing and holding down costs.
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