The Japanese market for commercial aircraft and helicopters is one of the largest in the world, and historically has been dominated by the United States.
Japanese airlines and operators should recognise the benefits of competition, the risk of depending on a single source, and the benefits of diversifying their suppliers. For instance, the availability on the market of the unique A380 commercial aircraft offers unprecedented possibilities to airlines in terms of innovative customer services, whilst reducing congestion at major international airports.
Japan is a leading space-faring nation with independent access to space.
State-of-the-art programmes include launchers, satellites, satellite components, and ground equipment. Despite such advances, the commercial success of Japan’s space industry is limited because of low domestic volumes, past US political pressure, and a lack of consistent space utilisation policies across the ministries.
Defence and Security
The European Business Council Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Security committee aims to facilitate increased business between Europe and Japan
By promoting the strengths of European defence industries as suppliers and partners for Japan, seeking more consistent and open business and government procurement practices between Japan and Europe, encouraging information exchange and debate over issues of interest to European and Japanese defence industries, and by promoting itself with the Japanese Government and business as a dialogue partner and key conduit for information on European defence industries and security policies.