Changing Tack, Japan Will Keep Assembling F-35s

Credit: USAF
BEIJING—Japan will extended local assembly of Lockheed Martin F-35s by at least two years, overturning a decision a year ago to switch to importation. The government is also holding out the possibility of making more F-35 parts in Japan. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), operator of the Japanese...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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