Japan did not officially have an army, it was called “Self-Defense Forces”, and there was no fleet, it was called “Coast Guard Force”.
From now on, the country abandons the practice in which it was impossible to spend more on armaments and defense. 1% gdp per year. About this in an interview with a business newspaper Nikkei said the head of the military department Nobuo Kishi.
Chinese portals China.com and Sohu wrote, that Japan's intention to remove restrictions on its armed forces and financing of weapons and military development, completely reformats the strategic map of the region. Yes, in fact, all of Asia was alarmed, tabloids come out with headlines “Japan is back”. Military experts and industry experts from Australia to South Korea are now discussing on forums and in interviews, what will happen now. Chinese analysts believe, what does Japan have (considering their industry and science) every chance to quickly become the fourth military superpower. The Chinese include the United States among them, myself (naturally) and Russia.
Over the past year and a half, Japan has announced the expansion and modernization of its submarine fleet, the beginning of the development of our own military hypersonic devices and the beginning of work on our own sixth generation fighter, analogue of the British Tempest, and American NGAD. All three aircraft are being created at the end of the materials science needle., computing power, propulsion and weapons technologies.