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Abe calls for firm GOJ commitment to defense budget increase  

  • June 3, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Nikkei and Yomiuri wrote that during an LDP meeting yesterday, former Prime Minister Abe urged the Kishida administration to specify its goal for raising the nation’s defense budget to 2% of GDP in the FY2023 policy outline that the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy is expected to adopt formally in the near future. “The administration should demonstrate the nation’s commitment to fundamentally reinforcing its defense capabilities by presenting a general objective and timeline,” said the former premier.   

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