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Japan plans extra $2.1 bn in military spending

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Japan plans to spend an extra $2.1 billion on missiles, fighter jets and helicopters, an official said Wednesday, as it tries to strengthen defence capabilities with concerns growing over a rising China. 

This file picture taken on August 21, 2012 shows tanks and helicopters from Japan's Self-Defense Forces taking part in an annual military exercise at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Japan plans to spend an extra $2.1 billion on missiles, fighter jets and helicopters, an official said, as Tokyo looks to boost defence capabilities with concerns growing over a rising China.

The cash injection over the next few months comes on top of regular military spending for 2012-13. It is separate from a request for a rise in the military budget for the next fiscal year which policymakers called for on Tuesday.

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