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Discussions on a proposed increase in Japan’s defense spending should be held alongside talks on ways to finance the increased expenditure, former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba, a lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has said.

“The basic principle of democracy is that an increase in defense spending and its source of funding should be discussed together,” Ishiba said in a recent interview.

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