Japan Real Time Charts and Data

Edward Hugh is only able to update this blog from time to time, but he does run a lively Twitter account with plenty of Japan related comment. He also maintains a collection of constantly updated Japan data charts with short updates on a Storify dedicated page Is Japan Once More Back in Deflation?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Potential new export market for Japanese manufacturers

According to Aviation Today, "Boeing’s jetliner product rejuvenation coupled with Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and broad U.S. defense export market dominance means expansion of the United States’ share of the industry, and with it dominance in leading edge technologies in such areas as avionics."

The military aircraft sector seems like a logical business for a large Japanese conglomerate to invest in. Japan really should be building up a somewhat greater military for its own self-defense purposes, and a home-grown fighter/bomber would be a logical target for investment by the Japanese government. I'm sure that global purchasers of the US's military aircraft would like to see an additional alternative source down the road.