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Russia's Medvedev: Japan's 'militarisation' complicates Asia-Pacific

  • Deputy chair of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, accuses Japan of "militarisation" and claims it complicates the situation in the Asia-Pacific region. The dispute between Russia and Japan over the southern Kuril Islands has prevented the two countries from reaching a peace treaty.
  • Medvedev criticizes Japan's military exercises near the Kuril Islands, saying it further complicates the situation in the region. He also mentions Japan's increasing military infrastructure and arms purchases, with support from the United States.
  • Japan's defense ministry seeks a record $53 billion in its next fiscal year's budget, aiming to double defense spending to 2% of its GDP by 2027. This is part of Japan's biggest military buildup since World War Two, driven by concerns over an assertive China and an unpredictable North Korea.
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