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FY2021 supplementary budget allocates record sum for defense 

  • November 27, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
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Saturday’s Asahi and Yomiuri reported that in the supplementary budget for FY2021 approved by the GOJ on Friday, the Ministry of Defense requested 773.8 billion yen, the highest-ever defense allocation under a supplementary budget. Yomiuri wrote that the Defense Ministry is planning to improve Japan’s defense equipment and procure patrol aircraft and ammunition to enhance the SDF’s response capability as well as demonstrate to the United States its intention to boost Japan’s defense capabilities. 

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