1. Tilt down of MAST ( Maritime Systems and Technology) Asia 2015 sign to officials cutting ribbon
2. Pan of exhibit from Japanese manufacturers
3. Various of Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries booth
4. Visitors observing the display of Japan's submarine
5. Model of the submarine, partly developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)
6. Tilt up of an underwater mine neutralisation system developed by MHI
7. Shoji Sato, Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Integrated Defence and Space Systems at the MHI booth
8. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Shoji Sato, Vice President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Integrated Defence and Space Systems:
"We will of course further develop our technology, we do need to progress further in that area. But even at this point, we believe we have the technology that is appealing to the world (market)."
9. Various of NEC exhibit
10. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Takashi Kido, Space and Defence department manager at NEC:
"Even when communication infrastructure is down, this system can independently construct its own network - and in that sense we believe it is suitable for situations such as disasters. In that sense, our belief is that NEC can contribute in such areas."
11. Visitors at exhibition
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Captain Musa Md Yusof, Defence Attache of the Malaysian Embassy in Japan:
"The Japanese government is giving other countries another option for those who are normally procuring this kind of product, normally focused to the West."
13. Aircraft model
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Major General Mick Fairweather, Military Specialist, Australian Department of Defence Export Unit:
"We have cooperation agreements on the science and technology side and we are sharing that information at that level. So, I think there is a number things that Japan will bring to the table but as yet unknown in detail from an industry perspective."
Tokyo - 11 May 2015
15. Set up shot of Narushige Michishita, director of the Security and International Studies Programme at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
16. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Narushige Michishita, Director of the Security and International Studies Programme, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies:
"Interoperability becomes very important. If more countries purchase and use products developed by Japan, it will automatically raise the level of interoperability, making it much easier to cooperate and work together, so I think there is a big positive side to that."
The MAST, or Maritime Systems and Technology, exhibition opened on Wednesday in Yokohama, showcasing Japanese and foreign military products, including aircraft, weapons and associated naval and aerospace technology - anything that can be used in maritime security and surveillance, as well as disasters and rescue operations.
Japan's defence minister as well as other military industry specialists were in attendance on the first day.
The exhibition comes a year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, that followed decades of Japan's near isolation from the global defence industry.
Japan's home market is only worth about 1.5 trillion yen (12.5 billion US dollars) annually, but worldwide the industry has more than 400 (b) billion US dollars in annual sales.
Big-ticket sales overseas could enable its defence contractors to scale up, increasing profits and slashing costs for the Ministry of Defence as it stretches its budget to upgrade outdated hardware and beef up defences against China.