Defense Ministry to team up with Keidanren to promote arms exports

The Defense Ministry and the Japan Business Federation have agreed to step up cooperation in promoting defense equipment and technology exports. Under the initiative with the federation, better known as Keidanren, the ministry will collaborate with trading houses and manufacturers in grasping market demand so they can broaden business opportunities with foreign governments based on their strategic interests, ministry officials said. The move comes as China advances military buildups, raises defense spending and increases assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. In a meeting Thursday with Keid…

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