Isabel Reynolds

For Isabel Reynolds's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Kawasaki hamstrung by government stance on military exports

Jun 14, 2017

Kawasaki hamstrung by government stance on military exports

An executive at one of the country's biggest defense companies has bemoaned government barriers to exporting military equipment, as changes to the law have failed to bring the bonus some expected for the domestic industry. Speaking at Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.'s booth at the MAST ...

Abe's coalition ally warns military shift could rile neighbors

/ May 31, 2017

Abe's coalition ally warns military shift could rile neighbors

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition partner warned that a proposal to broaden the military's role to strike back against enemy attacks risks upsetting Japan's neighbors. "Japan has gained the trust of neighboring countries by adopting an exclusively defensive posture," Natsuo Yamaguchi, who leads the Buddhist-backed ...