Japan’s Ministry of Defense will likely make a record budget request for fiscal 2016 as it seeks to buy new airborne refueling aircraft and continue building Aegis destroyer. The ministry expects to request a budget of more than 5 trillion yen (1.84 Trillion Pesos or $ 40.3 billion) for fiscal 2016. It will be the first time for the Defense Ministry to request money for and spend it on.
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The government is currently seeking to pass a set of bills that would allow Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense. If the bills become law during the current parliamentary session, Japan’s Self-Defense Forces would be able to conduct greater logistical support of U.S and other allied armed forces.