外文标题：Japan approves biggest-ever defence budget with eye on China
TOKYO: Japan's Cabinet approved the country's largest ever defence budget on Wednesday, including plans to buy surveillance aircraft, drones and F-35 fighter jets to help counter China's rising assertiveness in the region.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet endorsed a nearly 5 trillion yen ($42 billion) defence budget for the year beginning in April as part of a record 96.3 trillion yen ($814 billion) total budget.
The budget must still be approved by parliament, but Abe's coalition holds majorities in both houses.
The 2 percent rise in defence spending is the third annual increase under Abe, who took office in December 2012 and ended 11 straight years of defence budget cuts.
Concerned pandharpur (Pandharfpur)
Japan will have to be prepared for any adventurism from China
girishk2005 k (bangalpore)
CHINA HAS EMERGED AS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO ALL ITS NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES.
Prashanth Parameshwar (Bangalore)
India should join hands with Japan to counter bullish China.
India's defence budget should also increase steeply.
The Follower (Unknown)
i dont think that was necessary.
Narender Negi (New Delhi)
That's a very good move from Japan, China and Pak are all always threat to their neighbors..
being big doesn't mean chinnea goes around bullying small countries. with great power comes great responsibility
Anand Keshri (Unknown)
due to china
Can you see WW III, involving China, Japan, India, on the horizon? Perhaps no distant than 5-10 years.