DSEI Japan Opens

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TOKYO, Nov 18, 2019: DSEI Japan 2019 opens at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo today, with more than 5,000 visitors expected to attend. The exhibition features defence and security equipment from around the world, alongside a high-level conference and seminar programme featuring 50 world-class speakers with top level expertise in their fields.

The event was officially opened by Former Administrative Vice Minister of Defence, Masanori Nishi. The ceremony took place in front of the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) stand.

The conference began with the “Security and Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific” opening session featuring keynote addresses from Former Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano; Ambassador to Japan – Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Richard Court AC, former Japan’s Minister of Defence Gen Nakatani; former Commander – US Forces Japan, and Lieutenant General (USAF retd) Jerry Martinez. 

The afternoon agenda will cover two key streams, including sessions on the Freedom of Navigation in the Indo-Pacific Region: Maintaining and Enhancing Free and Open Maritime Order, and Preparing with crisis management and security for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

On the exhibition floor, some 200 international exhibitors highlight products and services across a wide-range of specialist areas including anti-piracy, armoured vehicles, search and rescue equipment, communications systems, maritime security, medical and evacuation equipment, training services and wider military equipment.

Also on the show floor, Japan’s Self Defence Force will be showcasing equipment that supports day-to-day operations, including a selection of armoured vehicles such as the Type 10 and Type 16 tanks, and a selection of waterborne capabilities.

DSEI Japan is the first fully integrated defence event held in the country, and marks the first time a “DSEI”-branded event has been held outside of London. This inaugural edition was organised by Clarion Defence & Security in collaboration with Crisis Intelligence Japan.