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Defense Ministry requests record 5.4 trillion yen for FY2021 budget

  • October 1, 2020
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All national dailies reported on the Defense Ministry’s request of a record 5.4 trillion yen ($51.6 billion) in the fiscal 2021 budget, saying that the amount includes funding for the establishment of new units to respond to threats in space and cyberspace and electronic warfare. Nikkei speculated the move is intended to increase Japan’s deterrence against possible attacks from China and Russia in new domains.

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