Tag - arms-exports



Jan 9, 2017
U.S. Defense Department shops around for Japanese commercial technologies
The Pentagon held a seminar in Tokyo in November for Japanese companies to study whether their technologies could be used to build U.S. military equipment.
Jul 1, 2016
Japan, Israel defense officials eye joint research on drones, unmanned fighters: sources
The defense authorities of Japan and Israel are making preparations toward initiating joint research on unmanned surveillance airplanes, Japanese government sources and bilateral diplomatic sources said.
Apr 29, 2016
Why Japan lost Aussie sub bid
The botched bidding process for a contract to build submarines for Australia's navy was an important lesson for Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2015
New Japan-U.K. defense framework unlocks cooperation, sales
Japan's new security framework with Britain is expected to generate few immediate changes to the defense profiles of either country but is widely regarded as a boon to contractors in the industry.
Japan Times
Jan 8, 2015
Japan wants U.K. to buy sub-hunter jet
Japan approaches Britain about buying its P-1 submarine-hunting jet as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marches the manufacturing industry into the once-taboo arms exports business.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2014
Japan mulls financing body to boost weapons exports
Japan might set up a financing arm for weapons exports that would help Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accelerate the break with pacifism and bolster regional security ties.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 2, 2014
Australia leaning toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet
Japan and Australia are leaning toward a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military, in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said.
Aug 18, 2014
Japan to hold seminar to pitch defense equipment exports to ASEAN
The government plans to hold a seminar in late September attended by officials from ASEAN countries to make a pitch for exports of Japanese-made defense equipment to those Asian nations, government sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
May 29, 2014
Tokyo, Canberra test sub fleet export waters
Japan will get the chance to pursue an unprecedented military export deal when its defense and foreign ministers meet their Australian counterparts in Tokyo next month.
May 19, 2014
Tokyo ponders exhibition of GSDF military gear at Paris arms show
Tokyo is considering whether or not to allow domestic defense-related companies to participate in an international exhibition of defense and security equipment in Paris in June, a government source said Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 1, 2014
New arms export principles, guidelines are adopted by Abe Cabinet
Japan on Tuesday adopted new principles and guidelines on arms exports, the first major overhaul in nearly half a century of its arms embargo policy, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set the stage for the country to play a more active role in global security.
Mar 25, 2014
Japan's ruling bloc approves new rules on arms exports
The ruling parties approved new guidelines on arms exports Tuesday, setting the stage for the first major overhaul in nearly 50 years of the country's arms embargo policy.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 18, 2014
LDP, Komeito lawmakers reach deal on stringent screening for exporting arms
Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito lawmakers agree to a rigorous approval process for arms exports, addressing fears that the country will undermine its pacifist status by loosening long-held restrictions on such trade.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 12, 2014
Abe rushing to revise ban on arms exports but Komeito remains wary
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration is in a hurry to lift Japan's self-imposed arms export ban, but political ally New Komeito is reluctant to play along.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 11, 2014
Weapons export ban under siege
Japan may soon allow exports of defense equipment to international organizations, such as those involved in U.N. peacekeeping missions, on condition that they do not take sides in conflicts.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 30, 2014
Japan to set strict rules for arms exports: Abe
Japan, which is set to rethink its three principles banning arms exports, will set clear and strict rules on when it engages in weapons trade, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday.
Nov 14, 2013
Japan, France eye arms export notice
Japan and France plan to hold their first security talks early next year, possibly in the first half of January, to discuss establishing an arrangement under which Tokyo would be notified of exports from France of equipment that could be diverted to military use, Japanese government sources said.
Jul 18, 2013
Defense firms to get OK to help build F-35s
The government will allow domestic defense-related manufacturers to participate in production of F-35 stealth fighters for the Air Self-Defense Force, according to sources.


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