Japan firms promote defense equipment at security exhibit in Thailand

Nov 2, 2015

Japan firms promote defense equipment at security exhibit in Thailand

Japanese companies are promoting their defense equipment and technologies to buyers and military representatives at a four-day international security exhibit that got under way Monday in Bangkok. Twelve companies, including Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., NEC Corp. and chemical maker Teijin Ltd., took part in the ...

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. It will be the first gathering of Japan and the Association ...

Australia, Japan talk shop on arms tech

/ Apr 28, 2014

Australia, Japan talk shop on arms tech

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Australian counterpart David Johnston agreed Monday to expand technological cooperation on defense equipment following Japan's relaxation of a decades-old arms embargo. Johnston also backed the Prime Minister Shinizo Abe's move to lift Japan's ban on the right to collective self-defense, ...

/ Apr 1, 2014

Abe eases weapons export rules

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The Cabinet approves eased principles and guidelines for weapons exports, ending a strict ban that lasted nearly 50 years as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sets the stage for Japan to play a more active role in global security.