Oct 23, 2013

Keep the weapons export ban

A forum on security and defense power for the Abe administration appears likely to call for easing the ban on Japan's long-standing weapons export ban.

Mar 7, 2013

A blow to the weapons exports ban

The Abe administration's decision to let domestic firms participate in producing the U.S. F-35 fighter violates the spirit of Japan's weapon exports ban.

Feb 15, 2013

An export ban worth keeping

The Abe administration's letting Japanese companies produce parts for the U.S. F-35 jet fighter would risk gutting the nation's weapons export ban.