Japan reveals guidelines to urge firms to develop defense technology
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The Japanese government on Wednesday revealed guidelines for the development of its defense technology with the aim of urging private firms and research institutes to join in creating cutting-edge equipment such as insect-sized robots and self-reparable materials.
The guidelines, which gave examples of technologies expected to be put to practical use in a decade’s time, were drawn up based on three key documents on security policies updated last December, including the long-term National Security Strategy.
The examples mentioned in the 12 technology fields that the guidelines said are importan...