Feb 15, 2017

Japan to bolster missile defenses in face of North Korea threat

The government will accelerate work to strengthen the interception of missiles following the development by North Korea of ballistic missiles that can not be easily detected after launch, informed sources have said. Specifically, a Defense Ministry panel headed by state minister Kenji Wakamiya is ...

Feb 9, 2017

Scientists and dual-use technologies

Instead of encouraging scientists to participate in the development of technologies that have military uses, the government should boost funding for research that can improve people's lives.

Jan 29, 2017

Pentagon wants Japanese firms' energy, materials tech

The U.S. Defense Department is actively courting private-sector Japanese companies whose civilian technologies have military applications and is particularly interested in 16 categories, a U.S. official said. The official told Kyodo News the Pentagon has explored using Japanese nuclear protective covers, batteries and photovoltaics ...