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Diet approves special measures law on defense equipment procurement

  • March 28, 2019
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Yomiuri and Nikkei wrote that on Wednesday a revised special measures law on the procurement of defense equipment was enacted, extending the existing law for another five years until March 2024. The papers wrote that the law is intended to curb Japan’s defense spending by allowing the government to pay for expensive defense equipment in installments for up to ten years.

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