The Japanese authorities plan to allocate $ 46 billion for defense needs in the next fiscal year, the “Nikkei” newspaper reported on Saturday.
According to her information, a substantial part of these funds will go to purchase weapons to protect against possible attacks from the DPRK.
In particular, Tokyo intends to strengthen the missile defense system.
If this proposal is approved, the military budget for the fiscal year beginning in April 2018 will be a record high for Japan. In addition, this will mean that the Japanese authorities for the sixth year in a row increase defense spending.