Japan’s House approves record spending budget

Japan's House of Representatives passed a record $840 billion budget that will boost defense and childcare spending with the full support of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Liberal Democratic Party on Tuesday. ( read original story ...)

Japan Oks New Budget Includes Hefty Arms Cost To Deter China

The lower house of Parliament approved Tuesday a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes a record 6.8 trillion yen ($50 billion) in defence spending, part of Japan's effort to fortify its military as China's influence in the region grows. ( read original story ...)

South Korea, US, Japan meet on supply-chain resilience

Officials from South Korea, the United States and Japan have held their first economic security dialogue, South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesday, amid efforts to strengthen the resilience of supply chains and develop technology. ( read original story ...)