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Making the Most of Japan-US Defense Industry Cooperation

Making the Most of Japan-US Defense Industry Cooperation

By Jonathan Dorsey and Jonathan Walker
Revamping Japan’s industrial base and beyond.

Japan-Italy-UK Joint Fighter Program Takes a Step Forward With New Treaty

Japan-Italy-UK Joint Fighter Program Takes a Step Forward With New Treaty

By Takahashi Kosuke
Japan, Britain, and Italy agreed to establish a joint organization to develop a new sixth-generation fighter jet.
MHI Is Riding the Wave of Japan’s Boom in Defense Spending

MHI Is Riding the Wave of Japan’s Boom in Defense Spending

By Takahashi Kosuke
Japan’s biggest defense firm expects annual sales from its defense business to double by FY2026.

Japan’s Defense Industry Is Hindered by Self-Imposed Constraints

Japan’s Defense Industry Is Hindered by Self-Imposed Constraints

By Hiroshi Sazanami
It’s been nearly a decade since Japan widened the scope for arms exports, but there is little to show for the policy change.

Japan Awards Kawasaki Heavy Industries $243 Million Contract for Homegrown Version of Tomahawk Missile

Japan Awards Kawasaki Heavy Industries $243 Million Contract for Homegrown Version of Tomahawk Missile

By Takahashi Kosuke
Both KHI and MHI received major contracts to develop standoff missiles, part of Japan’s push for counterstrike capabilities.

Japan Awards Mitsubishi Heavy Industries $2.86 Billion Contract for New Standoff Weapons

Japan Awards Mitsubishi Heavy Industries $2.86 Billion Contract for New Standoff Weapons

By Takahashi Kosuke
MHI will develop upgraded Type 12 surface-to-ship missiles and new submarine-launched standoff missiles.

Japanese Defense Firms Unveil High-energy Laser Anti-drone Weapons

Japanese Defense Firms Unveil High-energy Laser Anti-drone Weapons

By Takahashi Kosuke
MHI and KHI publicly showed off new laser systems designed to shoot down hostile UAVs.
Japan Ups Profits for Its Defense Industry

Japan Ups Profits for Its Defense Industry

By Takahashi Kosuke
With the domestic industry struggling to stay afloat, Japan's defense ministry will increase profit margins for defense contractors to a max of 15 percent. 

Japan, UK to Collaborate on Future Fighter Sensor Development

Japan, UK to Collaborate on Future Fighter Sensor Development

By Kosuke Takahashi
The deal is just the latest in a string of defense projects undertaken by the “quasi-alliance.”

AUKUS: Lessons for Japan’s Defense Industry

AUKUS: Lessons for Japan’s Defense Industry

By Yuki Tatsumi
If Japan’s leaders were surprised to be left out, they shouldn’t be. The culture surrounding Japan’s defense industry is not ready for an AUKUS-like partnership.

Japan’s Arms Exports: A Prudent Possibility Amid Enduring Challenges

Japan’s Arms Exports: A Prudent Possibility Amid Enduring Challenges

By John Wright
Japan needs to urgently address key structural problems in order to build an export-driven defense industry.
Is Japan’s Defense Industry in Decline?

Is Japan’s Defense Industry in Decline?

By Daisuke Akimoto
Despite worrying indicators, Japan’s defense industry is expected to remain in good health.

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