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Billion for the military: Japan is upgrading

Japan is obliged according to the Constitution the pacifism. However, Prime Minister Abe sees his country is threatened, is planning to upgrade the military solid. Fighter jets are to be stationed on a converted war ship.

Japan wants to spend more money for the military. The Cabinet approved a defence budget, the expenditure of approximately 211 billion euros out of the budget in five years - a new record. In addition to investments in the weapons Arsenal, wants Japan to rebuild his war ship "Izumo" so that ten F-35B stealth fighter stationed.

The destroyer is so far designed only for the Transport of 14 helicopters. How expensive is the conversion of the 250-Meter-long "Izumo", retained the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. For future use, Japan wants to buy 147 stealth bomber.

Japan's Prime Minister Abe wants to strengthen the military solid.

Pacifist upgrade?

critics point to the fact that an aircraft carrier in Japan would be equipped with an impact force against the pacifist Constitution of the country contrary.

argues The Japanese military, the country will need a stronger deterrent to counter possible threats from North Korea and China claim. A violation of the pacifist Constitution. The combat aircraft would not be permanently stationed on the ship, therefore, the use of the vessel was also defensive in nature, argued Japan's defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya.

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