Stimson in the News

Op-ed by Yuki Tatsumi in The Diplomat on Japan

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On August 31, the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) released its defense budget request for Fiscal Year 2016. Having been submitted to the Ministry of Finance, the budget will be finalized by December.

Immediately after the announcement, some media reports emphasized that Japan’s FY2016 budget was at a record high since the end of World War II.

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