Latest update: July 2023 

The island-nation of Japan has one of the largest aeronautics sectors in the world. As an effective means of transportation, distribution, and connectivity, the industry has been thriving. At this point however, a need to increase competitiveness through international collaboration is being increasingly recognised by those in the industry. Although public sector involvement is primarily focused on the USA, European aeronautics companies are highly regarded in Japan. As a result, several successful partnerships between Japanese and European companies have taken place to date and many more opportunities remain for EU companies keen to engage in the Japanese market.


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    • Major Airlines
  • Recent Industry developments
    • COVID-19
    • Environmental Concerns
  • Opportunities
    • Recent collaborations of EU and Japan in aviation
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS
    • Drone Market
  • Expert Reports & Webinars
  • Annual Report
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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