Japan's Policies on the Control of Arms Exports include:
- The Three Principles on Arms Exports (on April 21, 1967)
The Three Principles on Arms Exports is the policy that states that the export of arms is not to be permitted in the following three cases:
(1) Export to communist bloc countries
(2) Export to countries subject to "arms" exports embargo under the UN resolutions
(3) Export to countries involved in or likely to be involved in international conflicts
- The Government's Unified View on Arms Export (on February, 1976)
With regard to the export of "arms," the Government, with Japan's position as a peace loving nation, has always dealt with the problems of arms export in a cautious manner to avoid the escalation of international conflict. The Government will continue to deal with such matters pursuant to the following policy and will not promote arms export.
(1) The export of "arms" to the areas subject to the Three Principles shall not be permitted.
(2) The export of "arms" to areas other than the areas subject to the Three Principles shall be restrained in line with the spirit of the Constitution and the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law.
(3) Equipment related to arms production shall be treated in the same category as "arms."