UK Ramping Up Defence and Security Activity in Japan

UK Companies Showcased Defence and Security Expertise in Japan

Defence has been a hot topic in Japan in 2016. Changes in legislation in Japan coupled with winning the hosting rights of several high profile global sporting events between 2019 and 2026 has meant that defence and security is in the spotlight in Japan.

October 2016 saw an increase in bilateral government to government defence talks and business to business activity between the UK and Japan in this sector. The emphasis is on finding ways to engage in ever-closer partnerships and collaboration.

A selection of excellent British firms was invited to participate at Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 – an event only held once every four years – and to exhibit at the annual Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference for Anti-Terrorism (SEECAT).


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Article and photo by Vanessa Holden, November 2016.