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Title: Arms production in Japan: The military applications of civilian technology

Abstract

The author examines both the domestic and international environments encouraging Japan's leaders not only to strengthen the country's defense, but to do so more independently. Until recently, the arms industry has been nurtured by U.S. weapons technology, but growing dependence on electronics dramatically increases Japan's contribution to modern weapons systems. The electronics revolution is creating more and more dual-purpose products, undermining the Japanese cabinet policy of prohibiting arms export. The discovery of wider applications for Japanese manufacturers' most advanced civilian technology is a strong motivation for entering the arms arena. The book illustrates that Japan's entry into the field is a dynamic example of the success of Japanese industry as it enters new technological areas. The author discusses: Development and the Present Situation of Japan's Arms Production Capability; Research and Development; The Shipbuilding Industry; The Aircraft Industry; The Space and Missile Industry; and Arms Exports with conclusions.

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OSTI Identifier:
6098606
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OSTI ID: 6098606
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; JAPAN; WEAPONS; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; PRODUCTION; AIRCRAFT; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EVALUATION; EXPORTS; LAWS; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; MISSILES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SHIPS; SPACE VEHICLES; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; ASIA; EQUIPMENT; VEHICLES 300100* -- Direct Energy Conversion-- MHD Generators

Citation Formats

Drifte, R. Arms production in Japan: The military applications of civilian technology. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Drifte, R. Arms production in Japan: The military applications of civilian technology. United States.
Drifte, R. Wed . "Arms production in Japan: The military applications of civilian technology". United States.
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