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Japan's new military strategy explained in 60 seconds

Japan has announced it is increasing its defence spending, investing in hardware including drones, stealth aircraft and an amphibious force.

This marine unit will be capable of retaking islands, a development widely seen as a direct response to China's stepping up of claims to disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tokyo.

  • 17 Dec 2013
  • From the section Asia