— Latest update: April 2023 —
Until April 2014, Japan’s export policy prevented the export of military goods to any foreign country. Similar restrictions were applied to military technology, such as that associated with the design, production, and use of arms. The security environment in Japan has become increasingly stressed as international challenges arise. They are changing their defense strategy, and thus defense capabilities at a rapid pace. A window of opportunity presents itself in Japan’s aerospace and defence industries, which could both increase the nation’s security and improve Japan’s economic outlook.
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