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The government will allow Japanese companies to take part in the manufacture of parts for F-35 fighter jet as an exception to the nation’s ban exporting weapons, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday.

The green light is being given on the grounds that the United States, which is chiefly responsible for the development of the stealth jet, will “strictly” control shipments, according to Suga’s released statement.

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