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Panel participants discussed the need for bilateral cooperation on military technology.

US, Japan seen teaming on military tech more closely: panel

Private sector indispensable in weapons development, Obama defense official says

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TOKYO -- U.S. and Japanese defense experts expressed optimism at a forum Sunday that bilateral collaboration in advanced military technology will progress amid a security environment marked by the North Korean nuclear threat.

The private sector is the main driver behind development of weapons technology, and Japan is a key partner, Frank Kendall, the U.S. undersecretary of defense in the Obama administration, said at the Mount Fuji Dialogue in Tokyo. The gathering unites influential government officials and businesspeople from the U.S. and Japan.

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