For a country without an obvious aerospace champion or national airplane, Japan is one of the world’s most important supplier nations. It is the world’s eighth-largest producer, with 2017 revenues of $21 billion, according to Teal Group and Aerodynamic Advisory’s joint Global Aerospace Industry study, released in July. Yet events this year clearly show that its position faces major challenges. As our graph indicates, Japanese industry is the U.S.’s largest ...

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