Japan OKs New Aid Policy Seeking to Gain More Global Clout

February 10, 2015 1:35 AM

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Japan has adopted new development assistance guidelines that for the first time clearly state that the country allows provisions for foreign armed forces, but limited to non-military purposes.

The new guidelines approved Tuesday by the Cabinet say Japan should spend aid money more effectively to serve Japan's national interests, amid limited budgets and efforts to boost Japan's economy.

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