Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the number of short takeoff and vertical landing fighters that Japan plans to buy. TOKYO—Planning an enlarged acquisition of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightnings, the Japanese defense ministry hopes local industry can gain a larger share of manufacturing in the program, though not with government investment.  Far from being willing to pay out more, the ministry is counting savings of ¥4.9 billion ($46 million per ...


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