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Japanese authorities have lifted a total ban on arms exports

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From today, Japan ends its policy of de facto export ban. weapons and military technology, ITAR-TASS. In exchange, the country's government adopted new principles related to the supply of arms abroad.


From now on, states that are not in a state of military conflict or under the restrictive sanctions of the UN Security Council can count on Japanese armament. In this case, the weapons supplied by the Land of the Rising Sun should contribute to the peace and security of Japan.

In 1967, Tokyo adopted three principles for exporting weapons - it was forbidden to sell them to communist states, countries under UN sanctions or conflicts. In 1976, the Japanese government announced that it was virtually completely rejecting such supplies in accordance with its pacifist foreign policy. However, then there were some exceptions - primarily for the United States.
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  1. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you April 1 2014 12: 00
    +3
    So, what will they sell? They have everything imported or a license. Apparently decided to help South Korea? Passions run high however ...
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    2. Aryan
      Aryan April 1 2014 12: 13
      +1
      Tamagotchi fighting will fill the world arms market!
      Fear Danians bringing gifts!
      nobody canceled the Trojan horses! am
    3. Saburo
      Saburo April 1 2014 12: 23
      +7
      Are you seriously? Read about the Self-Defense Forces at least on Wikipedia.

      Japan has a national MBT program.

      All infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers of own production.

      Self-propelled guns of own production.

      Some types of self-made air defense systems.

      Not to mention small arms.
      1. Saburo
        Saburo April 1 2014 12: 47
        +4
        I wanted to post a bunch of pictures but something went wrong ...

        Look at least at the tanks.

        Type 74


        Type 90


        Newest Type 10


        Etc. The list is very large, these are BMP and armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, air defense systems, both self-propelled and stationary, anti-ship missiles and not only that. This is only about the Ground Forces, there is also the Air Force and the Navy.

        In general, this is a topic for a separate article, what can Japan expose the world arms market.
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        2. RUSS
          RUSS April 1 2014 14: 09
          +4
          Quote: Saburo
          In general, this is a topic for a separate article, what can Japan expose the world arms market.


          If it were not for the restrictions on certain types of weapons and military equipment that were imposed on Japan after the 2nd World War, I am sure the Japanese would squeeze many modern players in the arms market.
          1. Beck
            Beck April 2 2014 15: 11
            +1
            Quote: RUSS
            If it were not for the restrictions on certain types of weapons and military equipment that were imposed on Japan after the 2nd World War, I am sure the Japanese would squeeze many modern players in the arms market.


            YEAH.

            Give the Japanese free rein. For one generation, they went from a bow and arrow to an Arisak rifle and battleships.

            Feudal Japan is over in 1869 year. When the shogunate was abolished and feudal estates were liquidated, including the samurai (Meiji restoration). And already in 1905 year Japan declared itself as a powerful power, having won the first victory of the East over the forces of the West that dominated the world for about 500 years.

            Now, having removed all restrictions, Japan will join the world arms export market. And it is not known how many years it will take her (I think a little) to displace the sharks of the military business at the world arms trade bazaar. It is clear that the Chinese cheap and, accordingly, not so high-quality weapons, will have to be the first to squeeze in Asian bazaars.
    4. komel
      komel April 2 2014 00: 45
      0
      Electronics will be very inert. Israel has long been interested in the possibility of purchasing Japanese electronics for use in its weapons systems. As a component supplier, Japan could actively engage in the military modernization of India. This would be in line with China’s Japanese containment goals. Tokyo has already taken the first steps to intensify military-technical cooperation with Delhi. Japan will contribute to the process of forming systems of opposing alliances in Asia.

      Japan, despite many years of restrictions on military exports and military construction, has a surprisingly powerful defense industry. The country is capable of independently producing almost the entire range of land forces armaments, including armored vehicles, artillery and tactical missile weapons, various air defense systems, combat aircraft, submarines, surface ships and weapons for them. The Japanese industry is comparable in its capabilities or even surpasses the defense industry of such large arms exporters as France and Great Britain. At the same time, due to the high cost of labor and resources, as well as low production volumes, Japanese weapons are extremely expensive.
  2. Siberian19
    Siberian19 April 1 2014 12: 02
    +2
    what kind of armaments are these? they have everything like amerovskoe!
  3. Saburo
    Saburo April 1 2014 12: 03
    +3
    I am sure now India and countries of Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, will begin to be purchased. At one time, many were interested in Japanese self-propelled howitzers and tanks. China will definitely not be happy.
    1. Rakti-kali
      Rakti-kali April 1 2014 18: 24
      -1
      Quote: Saburo
      I am sure now India and countries of Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, will begin to be purchased.

      Well, well ... No need to drive horses like that. The cost of Japanese weapons is still somewhat high.
  4. kopar
    kopar April 1 2014 12: 05
    +2
    Their main weapon is electronics. They will trade it. It finally dawned on them that they need to earn money, and not sit in isolation.
  5. KOSMOS
    KOSMOS April 1 2014 12: 10
    +1
    Arms market is a tidbit. It’s a sin to refuse, and I think there are technologies in Japan.
  6. Coffee_time
    Coffee_time April 1 2014 12: 23
    +1
    Yes, and our defense industry will kick, to create competitiveness in the market, you see, they’ll come up with something new
  7. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 1 2014 12: 27
    +1
    After Fokusima, the country has a colossal deficit in the energy sector. A CABLE NEEDED TO BE DRAWN FROM THE RUSSIAN COAST.
    And for such a project, you need to stop suffering x ... her and decide who is a possible ally and who is the Americans.
  8. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 1 2014 12: 54
    +2
    Yeah. In theory, this news should be the most important! This means that Japan is ending with its pacifism and a new player with rather great potential will appear in the arms market over time.
    PS: lovers of military equipment provided new topics for discussion.
  9. Cripple cross
    Cripple cross April 1 2014 12: 57
    0
    Battle robots will be sold. Transformers probably unmanned)))
  10. mamont5
    mamont5 April 1 2014 13: 25
    0
    And how will Japan and Russia trade? The peace treaty has not yet been signed.
    1. sv68
      sv68 April 1 2014 13: 29
      0
      and buy through a shell company that we are interested in, we will bring and study
    2. RUSS
      RUSS April 1 2014 14: 11
      0
      Quote: mamont5
      And how will Japan and Russia trade? The peace treaty has not yet been signed.


      Big bucks will always find a loophole or workarounds.
  11. mountain
    mountain April 1 2014 13: 30
    +1
    Japan, a serious player and armaments can produce technological and competitive.
  12. Hairy Siberian
    Hairy Siberian April 1 2014 13: 51
    0
    Ninth article of the Constitution of Japan:
    “Sincerely striving for international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounces war as the sovereign right of the nation, as well as the threat or use of armed force as a means of resolving international disputes.
    To achieve the goal indicated in the previous paragraph, land, sea and air forces, as well as other means of war, will never be created in the future. The right to a state of war is not recognized. "

    Now Japanese pacifism has gone even further.
  13. kelevra
    kelevra April 1 2014 14: 42
    0
    After all the exceptions and limitations that the Japanese have set, there’s no one to trade with, and the Americans are unlikely to let their ally sell weapons!
  14. Anton Gavrilov
    Anton Gavrilov April 1 2014 14: 44
    0
    The restrictions imposed after the defeat during WWII are gradually being removed. They need to build up military power, primarily aviation and the navy, so that there is something to fight with China, whose navy has been growing recently at an unprecedented pace.
  15. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz April 1 2014 14: 48
    0
    Quote: Gagarin
    After Fokusima, the country has a colossal deficit in the energy sector. A CABLE NEEDED TO BE DRAWN FROM THE RUSSIAN COAST.
    And for such a project, you need to stop suffering x ... her and decide who is a possible ally and who is the Americans.

    Fukushima is more panic than real. Ours warned them back in the 90s. With a mustache! We jumped. And about the weapons, they have excellent electronics. The machines are the same. will be, like, the Japanese Autonomous Republic as part of Russia, we'll see then!
  16. awg75
    awg75 April 1 2014 15: 15
    0
    It was high time, stop practicing self-flagellation.