NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Future of the Japanese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01139199/Future-of-the-Japanese-Defense-Industry---Market-Attractiveness-Competitive-Landscape-and-Forecasts-to-2018.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Aerospace_and_Defense Product Synopsis This report is the result of SDI's extensive market and company research covering the Japanese defense industry, and provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. Introduction and LandscapeWhy was the report written? The Future of the Japanese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2017 offers the reader an insight into the market opportunities and entry strategies adopted by foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to gain market share in the Japanese defense industry. What is the current market landscape and what is changing? The Japanese defense expenditure increased at a CAGR of 3.90% during the review period and valued US$58.6 billion in 2013. The focus of the Japanese government will be the modernization of equipment, procurement, and the training and development of personnel. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Japanese defense expenditure is mainly driven by threats from North Korea's long-range ballistic missiles and China's maritime expansion. Intrusion in coastal areas, organized crime, natural disasters will drive the Japanese Homeland Security expenditure What makes this report unique and essential to read? The Future of the Japanese Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018 provides detailed analysis of the current industry size and growth expectations from 2014 to 2018, including highlights of key growth stimulators. It also benchmarks the industry against key global markets and provides a detailed understanding of emerging opportunities in specific areas.