Fears of TOTAL WAR surge as Japan plans new fighter jet to combat China
In May China announced it would be increasing its defence expenditure by another 6.6 percent in 2020.
Last month Beijing said its second aircraft carrier, the 50,000-tonne Shandong, is now combat ready.
Japan is currently undertaking its annual “autumn review” of military expenditure.
As part of this Taro Kono, the Minister of Administrative Reform, said Tokyo would prioritise its “policy of manufacturing next-generation fighters”.