Japan defence contractors get to grips with foreign military buyers
Until recently, public meetings between Japanese defence contractors and uniformed foreign military delegations would have stirred controversy in Japan, but this week's aerospace show in Tokyo saw plenty.
With the nation stepping back from decades of state pacifism amid concern over China's growing power and a deepening North Korean threat, Japanese defence companies are finally shedding their reluctance to sell arms abroad.
At the ShinMaywa Industries booth, Indonesian air force officials quizzed the company about its amphibious plane. In another corner of the Japan Aerospace 2016 show,... read more
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