ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Japan eyes 10-year horizon for defense procurement

Longer view to focus on fundamental upgrades first, advanced weapons next

An F-2 fighter jet is stripped for parts. Resolving parts shortages is part of a proposed defense procurement update. (Photo courtesy of Japan's Defense Ministry)

TOKYO -- Japanese policymakers will consider extending the country's defense procurement plan to 10 years from five to better increase readiness for such threats as a Taiwan crisis.

Japan is updating three documents next month that govern defense policy: the National Security Strategy, the National Defense Program Guidelines and the Medium Term Defense Program. The first two cover a period of around 10 years.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more