2017年08月09日

My latest for Jane's Defence Weekly

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Japan's white paper outlines top priorities for defence production

Kosuke Takahashi - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
08 August 2017


Key Points
・Japan's latest defence white paper looks to improve the efficiency of the country's defence production and procurement
・The paper also describes North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile developments for the first time as a "new level of threat"

Japan's Defence White Paper 2017, released on 8 August, outlines a number of priorities for the country's methods of defence procurement and production.

The paper highlights four major requirements: expanding the competitive research-funding programme; maintaining and strengthening defence production and the technological base to ensure "technological superiority"; improving defence project management; and the promotion of defence equipment and technology co-operation with other countries.

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