Boeing parts makers stay on for 777X

Jun 13, 2014

Boeing parts makers stay on for 777X

Boeing has inked a deal for five Japanese companies to manufacture key components for its twin-aisle 777X jets, but the contract doesn’t include the wings, which were a source of delays for the 787 Dreamliner. The Japanese firms will make about 21 percent of ...

Oct 14, 2013

SDF engine parts cleared for export to British navy

Japanese engine parts used in Self-Defense Forces ships can be sold to the British navy because they are used by the private sector and are not necessarily treated as weapons, a government source said Sunday. The precision parts, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., ...

Defense firms pushing to boost role

| Aug 12, 2013

Defense firms pushing to boost role

by Eric Johnston

With pressure mounting from U.S. defense officials and the powerful Keidanren business group on the government to relax arms export restrictions, the military-industrial lobbies in Washington and Tokyo hope the future bilateral security relationship will incorporate their interests more robustly. At the same time, ...