Japan reorients space effort to bolster security, drive exports

January 9, 2015 1:01 PM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is shifting its space program toward potential military uses in a new policy hailed on Friday as a "historic turning point" by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who wants to strengthen defence and boost exports.

The move comes as emerging powers such as China and India join the United States to expand space activities for commercial and security purposes.

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