Nobuhiro Kubo

For Nobuhiro Kubo's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan wants U.K. to buy sub-hunter jet

Jan 8, 2015

Japan wants U.K. to buy sub-hunter jet

Japan approaches Britain about buying its P-1 submarine-hunting jet as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marches the manufacturing industry into the once-taboo arms exports business.

Foreign firms bid for $2 billion chopper deal

Jun 11, 2014

Foreign firms bid for $2 billion chopper deal

The government is in early talks with top global helicopter makers and their Japanese partners on a deal worth around $2 billion to build transport aircraft for the Self-Defense Forces and for sale overseas, sources said. The talks, which began in earnest over the ...