Japan Cabinet OKs budget, hiking defense spending

Associated Press
Japan Cabinet OKs budget, hiking defense spending

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives his policy speech during an opening session at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo. Japan's Cabinet endorsed Tuesday, Jan. 29, a record-high 92.6 trillion yen ($1.02 trillion) general budget for the coming fiscal year aimed at buoying growth through more public works spending while raising defense outlays to counter tensions with China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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