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Japan’s Emerging ‘Multi-Domain Defense Force’

Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments)

By Daisuke Akimoto  |  March 18, 2020  |  The Diplomat


Japan’s new defense budget foresees cross-domain operations in space, cyberspace, and electromagnetic domains.

Ever since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came back to power in 2012, Japan’s annual defense expenditure has been on the increase. Japan’s defense budget spending plan for fiscal year (FY) 2020 reached a record high of 5.07 trillion yen ($47 billion), up from 4.65 trillion in FY2012. The figure does not include the Special Actions Committee on Okinawa (SACO) related expenditure; with that added in, Japan’s defense-related budget for FY2020 would amount to 5.31 trillion yen. READ MORE...

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