Japanese military-industrial complex exports


This video from Chicago in the USA says about itself:

Postwar Japan on the Brink: Militarism, Colonialism, Yasukuni Shrine

March 6, 2007

The inaugural lecture of The Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture Series in Japanese Studies, by Professor Tetsuya Takahashi, University of Tokyo

Professor Takahashi’s writings, including his 2005 bestseller, The Yasukuni Issue, make unmistakably clear that the role of the Shrine is antithetical to democratic values in Japan and to reconciliation with Asia, which requires acknowledgment of the harms inflicted through colonialism and war. The subject of his lecture is Japan at a crossroads today, its hard-won postwar democratic values at stake as never before.

Professor Takahashi teaches philosophy in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo. He specializes in contemporary European philosophy and has been particularly interested in the ethical aspects of the work of Jacques Derrida.

Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies and the Center for International Studies.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Japan approves missile defence sale to the US

Thursday 17th July 2014

JAPAN announced its return to the arms exports market today by approving the sale to the US of a missile defence system component.

It is also launching joint research with Britain on air-to-air missile technology for fighter jets.

Approval of the component’s sale marks the first military technology transfer since Tokyo changed its military export rules in April.

The policy change reverses Japan’s 1967 self-imposed ban on arms exports under a pacifist constitution.

Conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is intent on giving Japan a more assertive military stance.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries can now export seeker gyros to US military hardware maker Raytheon for its Patriot Defence Capability-2 surface-to-air missile system.

The joint research with Britain uses Japanese seeker technology and is a simulation-based project linked to a Meteor missile development.

Japanese officials hope that the research can lead to technology that can be used for F-35 stealth fighters that Japan plans to buy.

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