Japan approves plan to sell fighter jets to other nations

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Japan’s cabinet has approved a plan to sell next-generation fighter jets it is developing with Britain and Italy to other countries. It is the latest move away from the country’s post-war pacifist principles. Advertisement Tuesday’s contentious decision to allow international arms sales is expected to help secure Japan’s role in the joint fighter jet project and is part of a move to build up the Japanese arms industry and bolster its role in global security. The cabinet also endorsed a revision to Japan’s arms equipment and technology transfer guidelines to allow co-produced lethal weapons to be sold to countries other...