— Latest update: March 2022 —
Until April 2014, Japan’s export policy prevented the export of military goods to any foreign country. Similar restrictions were applied to military technology, such as that associated with the design, production, and use of arms. The security environment in Japan has become increasingly stressed as international challenges arise. They are changing their defense strategy, and thus defense capabilities at a rapid pace. A window of opportunity presents itself in Japan’s aerospace and defence industries, which could both increase the nation’s security and improve Japan’s economic outlook.
This project was conducted as part of the MINERVA research fellowship programme of the EU-Japan Centre, and the final report provides a comprehensive overview of the Japan Space policy and industry
This website and related activities are managed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, a joint venture between the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and the Japanese Government's Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI).
No less than 300 web pages with up-to-date information on Japan, more than 170 reports available as well as a lot of detailed information on the Japanese business culture.