MAST Asia 2017 video available now

Mon 10 Jul 2017 @ 12:04

MAST 2017 retrospective

For anyone that missed the second biennial MAST Asia conference and exhibition in Tokyo (or those wanting a reminder of the event), MAST’s official videographer has again captured the essence of the event.

Plans are already underway for the next edition of MAST Asia, to be held in central Tokyo (Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th June 2019), and discussions are taking place to add stronger support from JASDF and JGSDF to give participants access to key operators and technologists across the full operational spectrum.

If your company is interested reserving (without commitment until 2018) a sponsorship package/exhibition space, don’t hesitate to contact the MAST team: prices will remain fixed at 2017 rates until the end of the year.

Of course, don't forget MAST Indo-Asia 2018 in the interim (New Delhi, India, 28–30 November 2018) – India’s first international conference and exhibition dedicated to naval operations, policies, procurement and technologies.


MAST Asia 2017 sets new standard for future MASTs

Tue 20 Jun 2017 @ 11:45

MAST Asia is supported by: Japan Ministry of Defense; Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of JapanAs the last visitor badge was issued late Wednesday afternoon, total registrations for MAST Asia 2017 hit 4,234 from 39 countries over three days.

Japanese government agencies, self-defence forces, and industry were well represented, with 1,600 participants from JMSDF, JASDF, JGSDF, MOD, ATLA, METI, MOFA and several government ministers – and for the first time Japan’s top domestic defence contractors all had their own booths.

The exhibition hall was double the size of the inaugural event, and with typically larger booths and country pavilions created a more open and productive environment than previously.

135 VIPs from 21 countries took part, many joining MAST’s hosted VIPs/buyers programme, and creating abundant opportunities to interface with prospective contractors.

130 media representatives documented the event, this time focusing on the operational, technology, and geo-political issues presented by MAST Asia, rather than its unique status as Japan’s only international defence conference and exhibition.

Three dedicated bilateral talk rooms were busy through the days with talks taking place at the highest level of international navies and government authorities.

95% of all exhibitors surveyed during the show by the MAST sales team said they will return to the next MAST Asia, which will be moving into Central Tokyo (Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th June 2019), and many of these have also confirmed to take part in next year’s MAST Indo-Asia 2018 event in New Delhi, India (Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th November).

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MAST Asia dress-code

Wed 31 May 2017 @ 12:17

Several enquiries regarding dress code for MAST Asia and its various functions have reached the MAST offices.

Please note the dress code for MAST Asia 2017 is Uniform (e.g. Summer Whites for USN) or business attire.

The Annual Party is casual.

For those who have received invitations to the Admirals’/Speakers or MAST Committee dinners, the dress code is business suit.


MAST appoints its first PR Agent

Wed 10 May 2017 @ 9:12

We are delighted to announce that all press activities to support the publicity and information/interview/etc requirements of MAST Asia’s participating journalists, authors, exhibitors, and MAST as a whole will be managed by renowned international agent, Kyodo Public Relations Co., Ltd based in Tokyo.

A press officer from Kyodo will be available on-site to coordinate all PR activities.

Early announcements of planned activities around MAST Asia should be emailed to the PR and Media Team at Kyodo Public Relations:


MAST Asia PRESS CONFERENCE - Register now!

Wed 10 May 2017 @ 9:11

Leading up to the main MAST Asia 2017 event in June, The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan will graciously host international media and news-outlet journalists at their facilities in Tokyo this month (Friday 26th May 2017).

Speakers at the conference will include:

  1. Professor Satoshi Morimoto, Former Japanese Defence Minister, more recently Policy Adviser to Japanese Defence Minister Inada, and currently Chancellor of Takusyoku University and MAST Asia Chairman;
  2. Dr. Hideaki Watanabe, Commissioner, Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), Ministry of Defence, Japan;
  3. Warren Edge, CEO, MAST Communications/Japan Defense KK

The event will run from 1500–1700hrs (including a networking reception), and will give attendees valuable insight into the policies, operations and technology transfer shaping next month’s Second Biennial MAST Asia conference and exhibition.

Ahead of the press conference, registered journalists will receive the full list of names of VIP/hosted guests confirmed to attend MAST Asia (Chiefs of navy, ministers, defence procurement specialists, and senior scientists) from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam… and of course, Japan!

  • Date & Time: Friday 26th May 2017, 1500–1700
  • Address: The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Yurakucho Denki North Building 20F, Yurakucho 1-7-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006 (view map)
  • Telephone: +81-3-3211-3161
  • Fax: +81-3-3211-3168
  • Email:


The deadline for press conference registration is: Tuesday 23rd May 2017.