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Japanese defense spending per year current US dollars

2020: $51.4 billion

2021: $50.9

2022: $46

2023: missing

2024: $52.9

Womp, womp

Sources, SIPRI Military Expenditure Database (2020-2022), JT (2024)

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Help Japan people and economy first!!..

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Martimurano: "Meanwhile, all of the LDP slush-fund scandals continue to rumble on..."

Well, let's be fair. The people responsible might even get a stern look. That takes time!

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Meanwhile, all of the LDP slush-fund scandals continue to rumble on, with Kishida left to fight the constant backlash and slipping-away of his political support. He can't have been happy that the budget push-through negotiations have eaten into his weekend.

Maybe that's why he couldn't find time to pass his country's condolences to the Navalny family and supporters on the very sad day of his funeral yesterday; most of the free-worlds leaders managed to do this. Strangely, there's been no coverage of this here on JT either......

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 deal with a 112.57 trillion yen ($750 billion) draft budget for the fiscal year starting in April, 

No record budget again this year? Last year was ¥114.38 trillion

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/03/28/national/politics-diplomacy/record-budget-defense-inflation/

2022 "only" ¥107 Trillion

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/11/30/national/japan-fiscal-budget/

Usually every year is record budget.

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 deal with a 112.57 trillion yen ($750 billion) draft budget for the fiscal year starting in April, 

No record budget again this year? Last year was ¥114.38 trillion

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/03/28/national/politics-diplomacy/record-budget-defense-inflation/

2022 "only" ¥107 Trillion

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/11/30/national/japan-fiscal-budget/

Usually every year is record budget.

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