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The defense of remote islands, including the creation of an amphibious force, is a high priority in a record-high ¥5.05 trillion budget the Defense Ministry plans to request for fiscal 2015 from next April, government officials said.

Including U.S. military realignment costs, the budget request, to be announced next Friday, is 3.5 percent higher than this fiscal year’s and coincides with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s divisive security overhaul.

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