Japan is looking for a record of 5.5 vibration yen defense budget to strengthen technology

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The Japanese Ministry of Defense strives for a record budget of more than 5.5 trillion yen ($ 41 billion) for tax 2023 to strengthen its operational capacities in space and cyberspace, as well as the traditional domains of land and air, said government sources Wednesday.

The request, which could continue to rise to 6 trillion yen once a number of non-specific costs have been completed, also reflects the desire of the ministry to improve its impasse defense capacities and unmanned systems such as drones within the next five years, according to the sources.

Such capacities enable troops to attack from the enemy from outside the range of fire.

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Photo taken on August 19, 2021, shows the Japanese Ministry of Defense in Tokyo. (TBEN)

Now that China has been increasing its defense expenditure and military activities, the ministry has developed a strategy to ensure “asymmetrical superiority” – preventing invasion by exploiting and exhausting the weaknesses of a formidable enemy.

According to the basic policy, the Ministry will facilitate rapid decision-making by strengthening commanding and information systems in addition to the domain operational capacities.

It will also deepen ties with narrow allies the United States and other countries that share the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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The budget request for Fiscal 2023 is expected to surpass the highest budget ever of 5.49 trillion yen that the ministry once prepared in the tax year 2021.

To a certain extent, thanks to its pacifist constitution, Japan has maximized its annual defense budget for approximately 1 percent of gross domestic product, or about 5 trillion yen.

For some equipment with price tags to be specified in more detail, the costs will be final after they have been discussed during an assessment of three safety -related documents, including the national safety strategy, which will be updated by the end of 2022.

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To improve Japan’s impasse, the Ministry will assign funds to expand the reach of the type-12 ground-to-ship guided missiles of the Ground Self-Defense Force.

The Ministry is also looking for funds to purchase unmanned aircraft and to develop new torpedo boot hunters that must be equipped with the AEGIS rocket under-creation system, which will be built as an alternative to the Aegis Ashore-Raketafweer system made in the US.