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Japan’s defense ministry seeks record budget to address Chinese threat in the East China Sea

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he department has requested 2.7 percent more in funding for the year beginning in April 2017, which would mark the fifth year of increases since Shinzo Abe became prime minister with promises to boost Japan's security.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.