Japan increased its defense budget for the fifth time

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The country's ballistic missile defense system will be also improved in response to the progress of the program military of North Korea. | Photo: EFE

The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, approved a new budget 43 thousand 600 million dollars, the fifth consecutive increase in the defence budget of the country.
The amount is considered record before the current territorial disputes with China and nuclear threats from North Korea, reports Reuters.
Planned expenditures include the acquisition of five new ships of large patrol and the hiring of more than 200 officers of maritime surveillance, a measure taken in relation to the disputed Senkaku Islands.
The figure which corresponds to an increase of 1.4% compared with the previous period. The budget would take effect April 1, 2017.

In context the Government of China said on Friday that “it will continue to monitor and monitor actions and true intentions of Japan, who must learn the lessons of its history and pursue peaceful development, its Asian neighbors and the international community so expect it”.
Increasing lines of defense in Japan is seen by China under the historical disagreements by the Japanese invasion against China during the second world war.