Northeast Asia | As global power shifts, Japan mulls new alliances and weapons

As global power shifts, Japan mulls new alliances and weapons

As it shifts away from pacifism, Tokyo hopes to leverage the technological edge of native defense contractors to piggyback new missiles and fighters off US systems

December 22, 2017 10:57 AM (UTC+8)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson welcome Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the National Maritime Museum in London, on December 14, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Andrew Matthews
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson welcome Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the National Maritime Museum in London, on December 14, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Andrew Matthews
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