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Monday, 26 December 2016

High record for defense budget of Japan with $44 billion for the fiscal year 2017.

The Japanese government has approved a record-high defense budget for the fiscal year 2017 with a growing ambition for military expansion. The Japanese defense budget, rising for the fifth straight year since Abe took office in 2012, hit an unprecedented 5.13 trillion yen (around 44 billion U.S. dollars) for the fiscal year starting April 2017.
A paratrooper assigned to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 9, 2016, during Exercise Arctic Aurora. (Photo copyright US Armed Forces)
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