Research and Markets: Research Report on Defense and Security in Japan 2012

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Defense and Security in Japan" report to their offering.

Recently, Japan was alarmed by China's audacity to move its naval vessels near to Japan's southern territory. Japan must re-prioritize its defense spending to effectively deter rising challenges without a substantial increase in the defense budget. It must also alter its existing defense policy, which remains rooted in the logic of the Cold War.

Japan has the US as its key ally. The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has continued with its policies regarding the state's defense that had been earlier embraced by the LDP. Presence of US forces in its Okinawa region has been a developing constraint for the government for quite some time now. What Japan needs to realize is that there is a great deal of utility in aligning with other old potential partners, including Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and India. Japan's best bet for the future is to burrow into relationships with key allies as deeply as possible, and to strive for maximum interoperability.

With its dwindling economic growth, Japan has been encountering problems enhancing its military capabilities. The defense budget has obviously suffered as its consequence by having very minimal amount of funding for its growth. With the political situation not doing too well, the future of the defense industry in Japan seems to lurk in mire.

Although Japan has had a longstanding tradition of building weapons domestically, it may be time for it to simply give up certain industrial bases in the interests of cost-efficiency. Japan could purchase amphibious vessels from France, and small arms from Germany. If Japan plays it out smartly and also places effort in morphing its defense and political condition into a sturdy position, then it can surely hope to be a self sufficient state in all regards.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Emergence of a New Geopolitical Scenario

3. Emergence of a Multi-Polar World Order

4. Security Market in North East Asia

5. Political Landscape in Japan

6. Security Market in Japan

7. Japan Security Market: SWOT Analysis

8. Japan's Armed Forces

9. Japan's Defense Industry

10. Japan Defense Industry: SWOT Analysis

11. Major Industry Players

12. Industry Forecast

13. Appendix

14. Glossary

15. Research Methodology

Companies Mentioned

- Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI)

- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

- Kawasaki Heavy Industries

- Fuji Heavy Industries

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Sector: Aerospace and Defence


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Aerospace and Defence