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Japan to Splash $1.6bn on 500 Tomahawk Missiles – Nikkei

Japan increased its defence budget for the upcoming financial year in response to heightened regional tensions with China, Nikkei said

Japan plans to purchase 500 Tomahawk missiles from the US this year. File photo: AFP.


Japan plans to land a deal this year to buy 500 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the US as it bolsters its defence capabilities, Nikkei reported.

The missiles will be used on navy defence vessels, said the report, which can hit targets more than 1,600km away. Japan’s government has put $1.59 billion aside for the purchase, it added.

Read the full report: Nikkei Asia


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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.


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