31 Aug '17, 7pm

Japanese #military seeks more #missiles, #radars with record budget request

The Japanese Defense Ministry sent lawmakers a budget proposal roughly 2.5 percent greater than the previous fiscal year, and most of the new funds requested would go toward constructing a more robust missile defense system. For five years in a row the ministry’s budget has grown. © AP Photo/ Charlie Riedel North Korea Missile Test May Force Japan to Pursue Nuclear Weapons - Ex-Diplomat Just two days ago, North Korea’s Hwasong-12 missile flew over an island in northern Japan, marking the first time a ballistic missile crossed over the island nation since 2009, when North Korea fired what it said was a satellite but most other powers judged to be a missile over its neighbor. "It is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat to our nation," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters shortly after the August 29 launch. In addition to upgrading current missile defen...

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