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Japan has approved a budget for 2018 year with record defense spending

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Today, the Japanese authorities approved the budget for the next fiscal year (starting from 1 on April 2018), envisaging record military spending, reports TASS.




“According to the approved document, the total budget will be 97,7 trillion yen (about $ 861 billion at the current rate), which is 260 billion yen ($ 2,2 billion) more than in this fiscal year (31 will be completed in March 2018 of the year). More than a third of it will be used for social spending, including the provision of medical care to the population, ”the agency writes, citing a government message.

Of this amount, about 5,19 trillion yen ($ 45,7 billion) will be spent on defense, including the purchase of new weapons amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

We are talking about the acquisition of new SM-3 Block 2A interceptor missiles, which Japan is developing with the United States. In addition, part of the costs is expected to be sent to various preparatory activities in connection with the plans of the government to purchase and deploy American ground-based missile defense systems Aegis Ahore in the country.

Compared to the current year, defense spending in 2018 will increase by almost 1,5%.

Tokyo has been consistently increasing its defense budget for several years in a row due to the “difficult security situation” in the region. This circumstance causes concern of a number of states, including China.
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  1. Loess
    Loess 22 December 2017 14: 28 New
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    They have begun an arms race with Kim Jong-un) It is not for nothing that the states started a fuss around the DPRK, they have direct benefit, if only they would not play too much.
    1. The black
      The black 22 December 2017 14: 30 New
      +1
      Taki scared the states of the Kwantungs laughing
      1. Blombirus
        Blombirus 22 December 2017 14: 38 New
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        Bushido revival? Who is going to conquer this time? Who will the mattresses point to? So this is not bushido, this is servility.
        1. CAPTIVE
          CAPTIVE 22 December 2017 16: 15 New
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          Quote: BlombiRus
          Bushido revival? Who is going to conquer this time? Who will the mattresses point to?

          The United States will now begin to arm Japan to the fullest (the money in US treasury bills is the largest in the world 1,5 trillion))) They will prepare meat for the massacre with China, North Korea and Russia ..
          The USA has always fought with the wrong hands and this time will be no exception!
      2. siberalt
        siberalt 22 December 2017 14: 43 New
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        Not at all. It was their Eun who had fallen out. laughing
  2. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 22 December 2017 14: 29 New
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    Tokyo has been consistently increasing its defense budget for several years in a row due to the “difficult security situation” in the region. This circumstance causes concern of a number of states, including China.
    kick out of the striped region - the situation will be very simple and calm
    1. kot28.ru
      kot28.ru 22 December 2017 14: 35 New
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      With the help of striped hopes to grab not only the Northern territories
      Much more!
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 22 December 2017 14: 38 New
        +6
        Quote: kot28.ru
        With the help of striped hopes to grab not only the Northern territories

        no matter how you yourself
      2. Crowe
        Crowe 22 December 2017 20: 31 New
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        Let him even try to preserve his own ... China is not asleep!
    2. ventel
      ventel 22 December 2017 19: 44 New
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      You are so sure about how China, which will not be taken away by peaceful means, will start returning Taiwan and remember the history of Qin, Han will begin to complain to neighboring countries and I will be silent about the DPRK. So, the situation will not be simple and calm. But I wrote half a year ago that nuclear weapons in the DPRK are not a haemorrhage for the USA, but for China and Russia. But cheers to the patriots are not given a glimpse into the future, and now they are scratching their turnips that Japan is arming itself and if they continue to fuss like that, the Japanese will also acquire nuclear weapons and they have a legitimate defense charge.
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 22 December 2017 21: 40 New
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        Quote: ventel
        and the Japanese will continue to fuss, as well, they will acquire nuclear weapons and they have a legal defense defense.

        Well, let them get it - the aircraft carrier Japan will sink much faster than the Rossiya floating base
        1. ventel
          ventel 22 December 2017 22: 00 New
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          That is, you do not deny that the floating base will also drown. Good logic.
          1. Angel_and_Demon
            Angel_and_Demon 22 December 2017 22: 04 New
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            Quote: ventel
            That is, you do not deny that the floating base will also drown. Good logic.

            I’m just denying it, although Atlandis disappeared into the depths of the sea, but the japan gurgles in a couple of seconds, and there will be no escape for them, and the sacred wind of the kamikaze will not help here
            1. ventel
              ventel 22 December 2017 22: 12 New
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              I always get a smile when I say such a statement like wew on Kirdyk America, Zhahn over Japan and kirdyk, and that in Russia there is not such a place that if you wail then the sex of the population will be washed away.
              1. Angel_and_Demon
                Angel_and_Demon 22 December 2017 22: 14 New
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                Quote: ventel
                and what in Russia is not such places that if you crash, then the population will be washed away.

                there, but half of Russia doesn’t live there - Kuril Islands
                1. ventel
                  ventel 22 December 2017 22: 24 New
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                  You, my friend, examined the map of Russia well, or how, in the USSR, show the teacher to the student on the USA map and the student poked to Alaska because he saw the USA letters on the map only there.
                  1. Angel_and_Demon
                    Angel_and_Demon 22 December 2017 22: 40 New
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                    I looked - and you my friend know where the faults of tectonic plates are?
                    1. ventel
                      ventel 22 December 2017 23: 13 New
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                      You still get to those faults, but the GES cascade on the Volga on the surface and see how many people live there along other large rivers, also look and I assure you that what happened in New Orleans will seem like babble.
  3. Finches
    Finches 22 December 2017 14: 29 New
    +1
    Here it’s a sin not to remember the hockey:
    "From the core of the peony
    A bee crawls slowly ...
    Oh, with what reluctance! "


    But still in occupation ...
  4. NEXUS
    NEXUS 22 December 2017 14: 31 New
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    But we are reducing the defense industry ... despite the fact that the United States has already approved a record amount of the military budget.
    1. Vard
      Vard 22 December 2017 14: 40 New
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      They feed ... they feed the military-industrial complex ... If they wanted to solve the problem of the DPRK ... they would give them money ...
  5. vadim dok
    vadim dok 22 December 2017 15: 05 New
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    Almost equal to the military budget with Russia! 48,1 billion. $ M from Russia and 47,5 billion. $ from Japan. The truth is another criterion is purchasing power parity.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 22 December 2017 15: 42 New
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      Quote: vadim dok
      one more criterion is needed - purchasing power parity.

      And that is the main question. Analysts differ, from 1 to 5, to 1 to 20
  6. Sergey53
    Sergey53 22 December 2017 15: 06 New
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    Their defense budget is almost the same with us. Who are they going to fight with?
  7. Lexus
    Lexus 22 December 2017 19: 42 New
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    They had more budgets. Moreover, the dollar "coughs".
  8. rumpeljschtizhen
    rumpeljschtizhen 22 December 2017 20: 07 New
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    so one on one, we ransacked them from them in a major war ............ a single mono nation of 130 million .. a dangerous opponent ... (the Second World War is not an indicator there, all the Americans did for us with Japan. . stories about the operation of the army of the sample of 1938 against the army of the sample of 1945 is no comparison)
    1. parathyron
      parathyron 24 December 2017 16: 28 New
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      "World War II is not an indicator there, all the Americans did for us with Japan"
      The Americans fought at sea and in the end they dropped senseless and brutal atomic bombs, and on land it was we and them who got rid of
      1. rumpeljschtizhen
        rumpeljschtizhen 17 January 2018 14: 14 New
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        Do not invent ..... the defeat of the Kwantung army assembled from minor parts and allied forces of Japan did not put an end to the war with Japan the Americans defeated it ..... although we also contributed .. (like the Americans in Europe)
  9. Lyton
    Lyton 23 December 2017 02: 05 New
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    The last line looks funny, it causes concern for China, but the Yapons amid the growing power of their army have no choice but to arm themselves, and the DPRK is still weird with missiles, it would be foolish to sit and calmly watch all this. The war on Korean territory does not bode well for us, even if they explode themselves, God forbid, even with a nuclear bomb.