Japan to buy 400 Tomahawk missiles from US

JAPAN will purchase 400 Tomahawk missiles from the United States, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said today, as his government beefs up the country’s defences with eyes on threats including China.  

“Our country’s plan is (to acquire) 400 units” of the cruise missile, Kishida told the lower house budget committee without elaborating, citing the military sensitivity of the purchase.