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Support surges for Kishida pledge to boost defense spending

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Support for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s pledge of a “considerable increase” in Japan’s defense budget is growing in both the ruling party and opposition camps ahead of this summer’s Upper House election.

Recent media polls have indicated that a majority of Japanese people are ready to accept an increase in defense spending, an apparent reflection of their concerns about the regional security environment surrounding after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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