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The New York Times, 12 July 2015

With Ban on Exports Lifted, Japan Arms Makers Cautiously Market Wares Abroad, 11 May 2015

Yokohama Hosts Japan’s First Defense Confab and Trade Show (also in Japanese and Chinese)

Toyo Keizai Online, 23 May 2015

オーストラリアは日本の潜水艦を買うのか (Will Australia buy Japanese submarine?)

BBC, 18 May 2015

France 24, 18 May 2015

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 16 May 2015

Japanische Waffen für die Welt

Japan Times, 14 May 2015

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Deutsche Welle, 14 May 2015

German firms eager to access Japan’s defense market

Associated Press, 13 May 2015

Defence minister attends military hardware show

Military Technology, 13 May 2015

Japan Hosts 1st International Defence Show

Tokyo Defence & Aerospace Review, 13 May 2015

RPP Noticias, 13 May 2015

Japón rompe el tabú armamentístico con su primera feria de defensa

Defense News, 11 June 2015

Japan Boosts ISR Abilities Across Domains

Japan Times, 20 April 2015

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Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 20 April 2015

В Японии пройдет выставка вооружений
(Japan will host an exhibition of maritime security)

Following is an approximate translation from the original Russian:

Japan will host an international exhibition of arms called MAST Asia 2015. This event will be the first in the history of the country. Companies from more than 40 countries on 13–15 May will present the achievements of the defense industry in Yokohama.

It is expected that foreign manufacturers will focus on the technologies applied to the sea. Exhibition sites are spread over three thousand square meters. In addition, a series of discussions and round tables are planned in which experts will discuss the prospects of the industry.

We add that Japan will not only play the role of host, but also become an active participant in MAST Asia 2015. The honor of the island nation will defend giants such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and several other companies.

Experts point out that Japan is not an accidental host to an exhibition of weapons. The event reflects the policy of the current Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, who is trying to review the status of the SDF country. The politician is interested in Japan beginning to play a more active military role in the world. This is particularly evidenced by the fact that about a year ago an initiative from the same Abe lifted the ban on the export of Japanese weapons.

Some political scientists emphasize that such actions of the Prime Minister says only one thing: he wants to get rid of the taboos that have been imposed on the Japanese military after World War II. It is seriously concerned about the neighboring countries, especially China and South Korea.

Meanwhile, most of the population of Japan did not support such actions of their government. As the results of the poll, published on Monday edition of “Nikkei”, 52 per cent were opposed to the revision of the country’s defense policy. At the same time only 29 per cent agreed with the plans of the Japanese prime minister.

Add that Shinzo Abe has a quest to support the United States who are interested in the participation of Japanese Self-Defense Forces in various international missions.

Media: Increase your number of subscribers by supporting MAST Europe and MAST Asia

In order to achieve a balanced, mutually beneficial arrangement between MAST and its media supporters, the following charter is drawn for arrangements.

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MAST will provide the media partner with:

  1. 9m2, furnished shell scheme stand at the partnered MAST event
  2. “Media Partner” branding on all MAST promotional materials, including:
    1. Website
    2. Exhibition Prospectus
    3. Printed Agenda 1 (pre-show)
    4. (Any additional pre-show promotional material)
    5. Printed Agenda 2 (on-site)
    6. Signage at the partnered event
  3. Media Partner profile on the MAST website

In exchange, the Media partner should:

  1. Carry three full page (or six half page) ads (incl. Front cover) over the course of the year leading up to the MAST event for which the partnership is valid, in the agreed publication(s)
  2. Host a MAST banner ad on the partnered publication(s) website, until the last day of the partnered event
  3. Send at least one journalist (or other member of staff) to carry out information gathering/reporting) duties to the event
  4. Print a one page (or more) show review in the issue immediately following the partnered MAST event

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