Japan defence asks for record budget

By AFP

Japan's defence ministry has made its biggest ever budget request as Tokyo bolsters its military amid worries over China's expanding naval reach. The ministry wants 5. 05 trillion yen ($A52. 69 billion) for the year, with the focus on boosting protection of a string of southern islands that stretches from Kyushu to waters near Taiwan.

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