Japan Defense Market Value - By Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force), By Type (Personnel Training and Protection, C4ISR and EW, Vehicles, Weapons and Ammunition), By Application (Combat, Logistics & Transportation, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Intelligence & Data Warfare, Training), By Industry Analysis, Size, Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

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  • Published date: July, 2023  |  
  • Report Format: PDF

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MVI Statistics and Viewpoints: 

  • Japan Defense Market size was exceeded USD 28.3 Billion in 2022.
  • The market is expected to showcase a CAGR of over 7.3% from 2023 to 2032. 
  • By the end of the forecast period, the industry size of Japan defense is anticipated to reach a valuation of around USD 56.6 Billion.

Japan defense industry is influenced by several factors, including its regional security environment, technological advancements, and domestic policies. The country faces security challenges due to its proximity to North Korea, territorial disputes with China over the East China Sea, and concerns about the stability of the Korean Peninsula. These factors have led to a significant focus on defense capabilities and modernization efforts. 

Japan Defense Market

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Market Overview:

The Japan defense market refers to the industry and economic activities related to defense and national security within Japan. It encompasses the procurement, production, maintenance, and development of defense equipment, technologies, and systems to ensure the country's defense capabilities. The market in Japan encompasses both the public and private sectors, involving government-owned entities, defense contractors, research institutions, and various stakeholders involved in defense-related activities.

Japan has a robust domestic defense industry that includes government-owned enterprises and private defense contractors. These entities are involved in the design, production, and maintenance of a wide range of defense equipment and systems. The domestic defense industry plays a vital role in supporting the country's defense needs, promoting technological advancements, and contributing to the national economy.

Japan defense market is a vital sector that supports the country's defense needs, promotes technological advancements, and contributes to regional security. With a robust domestic defense industry, significant defense spending, strategic partnerships, and a focus on innovation, Japan is committed to maintaining a strong defense posture and safeguarding its national security.

Japan Defense Market Value Insights

Report Coverage


Base Year


Market Size in 2022

USD 28.3 Billion

Forecast Period

2023 to 2032

CAGR (2023 to 2032)


Forecast Year Value, 2032

USD 56.9 Billion

Historical Data for

2019 to 2022

Segment Covered

Armed Forces, Type, Application

Companies Covered

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.
  • The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
  • and more.  


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Growth Drivers:

  • Domestic Industrial Base: Japan's market is driven by its domestic defense industry, which contributes to the country's industrial base and technological advancements. The defense sector supports job creation, fosters innovation, and contributes to economic growth. The government's support for domestic defense companies and investments in defense-related research and development stimulate the industry growth.
  • National Security Concerns: Ensuring national security and safeguarding the country's interests is the primary driver of the Japan market. Japan faces a range of security challenges, including territorial disputes, nuclear threats, cyber warfare, and regional tensions. The need to protect its sovereignty and maintain a credible defense posture drives investments in defense capabilities.
  • Evolving Geopolitical Dynamics: Japan operates in a dynamic geopolitical environment. The country is located in the Asia-Pacific region, which is witnessing significant shifts in power and emerging security threats. Factors such as the rise of China, North Korea's nuclear ambitions, and territorial disputes in the region drive market, as it seeks to adapt to changing dynamics and maintain its security interests.


  • Budgetary Constraints: Like many countries, Japan faces budgetary limitations that can constrain defense spending. The government must allocate funds to various sectors and prioritize competing demands, including social welfare, infrastructure development, and economic initiatives. This can limit the amount of resources available for defense investments and procurement.

By Armed Forces Synopsys:

Japan Defense Market Size

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The Japan market is classified by armed forces into army, navy, and air force. The navy segment is expected to hold the largest share of the Japan Defense Market during the forecast period. Japan's geographic location as an island nation and its focus on maritime security have driven significant investments in naval capabilities. The MSDF operates advanced destroyers and submarines, which have been a major area of focus in Japan's defense modernization efforts.

By Type Synopsys:    

The Japan Defense Market is classified type into personnel training and protection, C4ISR and EW, vehicles, weapons and ammunition. The C4ISR and EW segment is expected to account for the highest growth rate in the Japan Defense Market during the forecast period. The C4ISR and EW segment focuses on communication, command and control systems, intelligence gathering, surveillance, and electronic warfare capabilities. This includes investments in network infrastructure, satellite systems, radars, surveillance aircraft, unmanned systems, and other technologies that enhance situational awareness, information sharing, and electronic warfare capabilities.

Key Development News:

  • In October 2022, Japan and Australia agreed to a new bilateral security agreement covering military, intelligence, and cybersecurity cooperation to counter the deteriorating security outlook caused by China's growing assertiveness.

Top Companies Includes In The Japan Defense Landscape:

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.
  • The Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Others

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In-depth analysis of Japan Defense Market along with industry coverage and forecasting for the following segments:

Market Size, By Armed Forces

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force

Market Size, BY Type

  • Personnel Training and Protection
  • C4ISR and EW
  • Vehicles
  • Weapons and Ammunition

Market Size, By Application

  • Combat
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Intelligence & Data Warfare
  • Training 
  • Others 

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