DSEI Japan 2023 Emphasise on Asia-Pacific Security Needs 

DSEI Japan will return to Makuhari Messe, Tokyo on March 15-17, 2023, convening the international defence and security community to explore the relationship between foreign policy, military capability and developments in key emerging technologies, and their impact on security in the Indo-Pacific. 

Organised by Clarion Defence & Security and Crisis Intelligence, DSEI Japan is one of the regions’ largest fully-integrated, tri-service defence event.

It provides the space needed for global industry to meet the Japanese defence community, supporting the sourcing of the latest equipment and systems, developing international relationships and generating new business opportunities and partnerships between Japan and the world. 

With Japan’s defence budget increased to $48.5 billion, there is a renewed focus from its military forces on engagement with external partners to source the capabilities that will deliver security in the region, and ensure improved interoperability with existing platforms and key allies.

Key areas of investment for Japan’s Self Defence Force currently include deterrence and response capabilities to security situations and large-scale disasters; cyber defence; sea and airspace security; and enhancing rapid deployment and response capabilities. 

Exhibitors from around the globe will be in attendance to display their latest equipment developments, explore routes to market in the Asia-Pacific defence market, and form relationships with Japanese and regional primes, SMEs, partners, agents and distributors.

According to the organisers, more than 85% of floorspace has already been allocated to companies including BAE Systems, Elbit Systems, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Rolls Royce. 

National export capabilities will also be in focus, with official international pavilions from Israel, France, Germany, USA, Canada, Italy, Australia and the United Kingdom, among others.  

“Japan is a key strategic partner for many nations around the globe, and is critically placed to influence geo-political and defence policies in the Asia-Pacific region,”  said Portfolio Director, DSEI Japan, James Samuel. “DSEI Japan 2023 offers an unparalleled opportunity for defence equipment suppliers to meet with Japanese decision makers to work together on the air, land and maritime programmes that will reinforce Japan’s military capabilities and promote stability in the region.” –shp/adj/aaa (Image: Clarion Events)