Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said that his country will buy 400 Tomahawk missiles from the United States.
According to the news agency AFP, this statement by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is in the context of the threat from China and increasing the defense capability of his country.
The Japanese prime minister told the budget committee of the lower house that “our country has a plan to buy 400 units of cruise missiles.”
He did not give further details in this regard ‘in view of military sensitivity’.
Earlier, at the beginning of this month, the Japanese Minister of Defense said that instead of purchasing in installments, one billion and 50 million dollars have been allocated for the purchase of missiles in the budget of the next fiscal year.
Following China‘s growing influence and North Korea’s missile tests, Japan wants to dramatically increase its military power.
On the other hand, Ukraine’s attack on Russia has also raised fears that China may attack Taiwan.
Japan’s constitution obliges the government to limit military time to defensive measures.
But last year, in the face of threats from China, Japan made changes in its security and defense policies and decided to double defense spending to the standard set by NATO.