Drones

Japan to Deploy Surveillance Drones

Set up amphibious unit as well, in response to China's behavior

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Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy surveillance drones as part of its new defense plan in response to China's growing military power.

The proposals were included in drafts of new security strategy and defense guidelines released Wednesday. They are set to be approved by the Cabinet next week.

Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said the new plans will be "historic" in helping shape the country's national security direction.