Japanese Government Urges Another Increase in Military Spending – The New York Times

Missile defenses are a major focus amid challenges from North Korea and China. But the budget proposal is a test of Japan’s commitment to pacifism.

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At Okinawa Protest, Thousands Call for Removal of U.S. Bases – The New York Times

Organizers said the protest, billed as a memorial for a woman who was killed, was the largest demonstration against the United States’ presence in two decades.

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