New market study, "Japan Defence & Security Report Q4 2010", has been published

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Oct. 18, 2010 - PRLog -- Japan has one of the largest defence budgets in the world, which adds substantial strain to government spending. Following the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)'s poor showing in the July 11 Upper House elections, it is unlikely that proposed tax hikes will be passed, meaning military budgets are unlikely to be achieved.

A large proportion of current spending is based around the Patriot Advanced Capability fully-layered missile defence system, costing up to JPY1tm. The system has been repeatedly delayed due to lack of funding and in the current political situation it is extremely unlikely that funds will be found.

Further cooperation between Japanese and European firms looks likely to expand, although this will almost certainly take place within the context of deepening ties with American partners. In particular, the BMD programme, which will involve the transfer and licensing of several highly sensitive technologies, will ensure that the US and Japanese industry relationship will weather any future uncertainties.

Japan's strong cyclical bounce in Q110 should not be confused with the beginnings of a structural economic recovery. Indeed, with private demand expected to remain sluggish, the Chinese-led export boost likely to dampen, and sovereign concerns potentially heading eastwards, first quarter growth is likely to be as good as it gets. As such, we continue to see below-consensus expansion of 1.9% and 0.9% in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

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Report Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
- Japan Security SWOT
- Japan Defence Industry SWOT
- Japan Political SWOT
- Japan Economic SWOT
Global Political Outlook
- Global Hotspots
- Table: Election Timetable, H210-2011
- United States: Obama To Be Tested By Mid-Term Elections
- Latin America: Beyond Lula
- Western Europe: All About Austerity
- Central Europe: New Governments To Be Tested
- South-East Europe: Turkey's Ongoing Evolution
- Russia And The Former Soviet Union: Focus On Security
- Middle East: Ongoing Challenges
- Sub-Saharan Africa: The Election Conundrum
- Asia: The Usual Risks Prevail
- Wild Cards To Watch
North East Asia Security Overview
- The Strategic Outlook For The 2010s
- The Geopolitical Importance of North East Asia
- Flashpoints and Faultlines in North East Asia
- The Taiwan Strait
- Disputed Islands
- The Evolution of North East Asia
Political Overview
- Domestic Politics
Security Risk Analysis
- BMI's Security Ratings
- Table: Asia Pacific Regional Security Ratings
- Table: Asia Pacific State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
- Japan's Security Ratings
- City Terrorism Rating
- Table: BMI's Asia City Terrorism Index
Security Overview
- Internal Security Situation
- Table: Japan - Non-State Armed Groups
- External Security Situation
- Territorial Disputes
- External Diplomatic Relations
- US-Japan Relations
- Relations with North Korea and China
Armed Forces and Government Spending
- Armed Forces
- Table: Regional Armed Forces, 2010 Forecast (including conscripted, '000 personnel)
- Normalisation of Japan's Defence Forces
- Defence Budget
- International Deployments
- Weapons of Mass Destruction
Market Overview
- Table: Defence Research And Development As % Of Government R&D Budget, Selected Developed States
- Industry Trends And Developments
- Procurement Trends And Developments
- Competitive Landscape
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Armed Forces
- Table: Japan's Armed Forces, 2007-2014 ('000 personnel)
- Government Defence Expenditure
- Table: Japan's Defence Expenditure And Employment, 2007-2014
- Macroeconomic Forecast
- Japan - Economic Activity
Company Profiles
- Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI)
- Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI)
- Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI)
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)
Country Snapshot: Japan Demographic Data
- Section 1: Population
- Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
- Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
- Section 2: Education And Healthcare
- Table: Education, 2002-2005
- Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
- Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
- Table: Employment Indicators, 2001-2006
- Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)
- Table: Average Annual Wages, 2000-2012
BMI Methodology
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Defence Industry
- City Terrorism Rating
- Table: Methodology
- Sources

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