Pentagon Seeks Japanese Commercial Technologies

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:14am

Japan Times reports that “the U.S. Defense Department held a seminar in Tokyo in November for Japanese companies to study whether their technologies could be used to build U.S. military equipment.”

“It was the Pentagon’s second such a seminar in Japan, Japanese and U.S. officials said Sunday. The first was held in 2014 when the Abe administration adopted new principles and guidelines for arms exports and had the Constitution reinterpreted to legalize the use of collective self-defense.”

“The session took place in late November at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which arranged it at the request of the Pentagon. It was attended by some 60 Japanese companies, the officials said without disclosing names.”