Tokyo is finally moving to develop weapons in collaborative international programs
Japan is preparing to drop its blanket ban on arms exports, a potentially far-reaching move that should result in the country finally beginning to integrate itself with the military industries of the Western democracies. After decades of trying to go it alone or seeking only inward technology transfer, Japan will accept joint development and production of weapons that can be sold abroad. It is not, however, likely to become a major exporter of equipment that it largely builds on its ...
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