Japanese Defense Ministry Looks Abroad for Increased Capabilites

The Japanese Defense Ministry plans to adopt a new defense equipment production strategy, revamping the policy of limiting production to domestic makers.

The new strategy will open the way for Japan to take on a greater role in jointly developing and producing weapons with other nations, and to globally market more noncombat equipment for commercial use, the official said.

The first change in strategy in 43 years is linked to the review by the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan’s self-imposed arms export embargo.

Read more at http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131109/japan-mulls-new-defense-equipment-production-strategy.

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