Japan to OK fighter jet exports under “strict” conditions: Kishida

Politics

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Wednesday that Japan will only allow the export of next-generation fighter jets to be co-developed with Britain and Italy under “strict conditions,” in a bid to gain a wider understanding of the policy.

The destination of fighter jet exports will be limited to countries that have signed a deal with Japan on defense equipment and technology transfers, Kishida said at a parliamentary session. Currently, 15 nations have such an agreement with Tokyo.

Kishida also said his government will relax Japan’s stringent restrictions on weapons exports through Cabinet ap...

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