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Abe comments on Kishida’s pledge to increase defense spending

  • May 24, 2022
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei and Sankei highlighted remarks made yesterday by former Prime Minister Abe on Prime Minister Kishida’s promise to President Biden to bolster Japan’s defense capabilities significantly. “I think the prime minister probably assumes [next fiscal year’s defense budget will be in] the upper 6 trillion-yen ($47 billion) range.”

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