December 1, 2020


This article details the significance of Japanese advances in space, while emphasizing the need for protecting these technologies against espionage and theft.

Recent civil space missions have highlighted the significant advances Japan has accomplished in this high technology field.  While deserving recognition and celebration, in an increasingly competitive space domain, urgent attention is also needed in safeguarding the intellectual property and technical information around these missions.  Japanese advances in space are widely admired around the world, but likely also prime targets of industrial espionage and theft by malign actors.  In a world of dual-use technologies, moreover, there is an unfortunate prospect some of the greatest innovations pioneered could be stolen and re-purposed for applications supporting hostile military space missions.  Strengthened information protection can play a vital role in addressing both these risks.

Published: December 1, 2020

Category: Perspectives

Volume: 21 - 2020

One Comment

  1. Maneesh Singh March 21, 2023 at 2:53 am - Reply

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