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Japan seeks budget boost for expansion of military

Posted: August 30, 2014 at 3:04 a.m.

TOKYO -- Japan's Defense Ministry on Friday requested money for F-35 stealth fighter jets as part of its biggest-ever budget to bolster its ability to defend remote southern islands, including ones also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.

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