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 recent trends as more international agreements are being signed paved the way to the lift of the ban on the export of military goods.  

Japan is now in a phase of rapid transition, mainly because of increasing regional threats, which will require a profound shift in Japan’s military capabilities and defence strategy. 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.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Aerospace and Defence Industry
  • Research and Development
  • Japanese Public Market
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs