However, now official Tokyo leadership, which is also called the «American puppet» is aimed at gaining full independence from the States and the restoration of its military power after its devastating defeat in World War II.
Thus, the Ministry of Defense of Japan has published a draft military budget for 2020 fiscal year (it will begin on April 1, 2020), which amounts to 5.322 trillion yen ($ 50.3 billion), which is 1.2 percent more compared to 2019 fiscal year. It is worth noting that the military spending of the country with the beginning of the leadership of Prime Minister S. Abe increased as a whole by 13 percent.
Also, under the new budget, Tokyo plans to purchase three F-35A fighter jets and six F-35B fighter jets from the United States for a total value of 115.6 billion yen ($ 1,090 million). It is assumed that «Izumo» helicopter carriers will be converted to carry F-35B fighters. A total of 20 fighters are planned to be stationed on «Izumo», with a project budget of 3.1 billion yen (approximately $ 39 million).
Moreover, it is worth noting that Japan plans to put into service 147 inconspicuous multi-functional fighter-bombers, to deploy in the short term 2 «Aegis Ashore» ground defense missile systems in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures by 2023, the cost of each of which will be 125.4 billion yen (approximately 1.18 billion dollars). Military experts estimate that the cost of operating the complexes over the course of 30 years will amount to 449.2 billion yen ($ 4.2 billion). As it is known, the decision to purchase complexes from the United States was made back in 2017.
Furthermore, the budget has planned 52.4 billion yen ($ 494.33 million) for space security. In particular, the cost of eliminating cyber threats is 23.8 billion yen ($ 224.5 million). At the same time, it is planned to create a unit of 20 people as a part of Japanese Self-Defense Forces in Japan to monitor the effects of space debris and potential electromagnetic interference on Japanese satellites.
Thus, Japan’s military spending under the medium-term program until 2024 is 27 trillion yen ($ 255 billion). This indicates the country's complete readiness to use military force not only to protect its interests in the region, but also to defend these interests and may be even for offensive purposes, because history is replete with facts about the atrocities that Japan has committed since ancient times, including terrifying events of WWII.