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Friday, May 15, 2015

Japan arms fair confirms country’s status as weapons exporter

A visitor examines a scale model of Japan's P-1 maritime patrol aircraftIn a bustling exhibition hall crowded with scale-model aircraft carriers, full-sized naval cannons and displays bearing industrial euphemisms for war, Japan on Thursday celebrated its coming-out as an international weapons exporter.

The three-day Maritime Systems and Technology arms fair being staged in Yokohama is Japan’s first military trade show since the second world war and comes as defence budgets and tensions rise across the region.

The event represented a moment in Japanese history “dreaded by some, but welcomed by others”, one participant noted.

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