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Japan Threatens Build Up Of Military Forces Amid Rising Tensions With China -- The Telegraph
Japan is threatening an almost 10 per cent increase in its ground defence forces in response to a growing diplomatic dispute with China.
The defence ministry is reported to be exploring plans to expand the size of the Japan's ground personnel by 13,000 troops – almost 10 per cent – as early as next year. The expansion would be the first in almost 40 years and come amid growing regional tensions, particularly in areas where China's navy is increasingly active.
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