Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera listens to a question from the media during a news conference at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo December 17, 2013. Japan will boost its military spending in ... more 
Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera listens to a question from the media during 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 12:19 AM EST