Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera walks out after a news conference at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo December 17, 2013. Japan will boost its military spending in coming years, buying ... more 
Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera walks out after a news conference at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo December 17, 2013. Japan will boost its military spending in coming years, buying early-warning planes, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft, while seeking closer ties with Asian partners to counter a more militarily assertive China. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) less 
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Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:20 AM EST