Japan’s only fully integrated defence event

DSEI Japan is a unique event. It is the only large-scale fully integrated defence event that has ever taken place in Japan.

It is where the global defence industry meets the Japanese defence community, supporting the sourcing of the latest equipment and systems, developing international relationships and generating new business opportunities and partnerships between Japan and the world.

79% of DSEI Japan 2019 attendees said Japan was a key region for them, while 71% of attendees agreed that DSEI Japan was now a ‘must-attend’ event. 73% of attendees stated that they would attend DSEI Japan 2021.

DSEI Japan 2021 is set to host 250+ exhibitors from across the globe. Visitors will also be able to participate in a range of high level conferences, seminars and bilateral meetings featuring world class speakers.



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Top reasons to attend

Japanese Military & Industry

Japanese Military & Industry

With senior government officials from around the world in attendance, DSEI Japan is an unparalleled opportunity to discuss current offerings and requirements, build partnerships, and strengthen the Japanese defence industry.

Supported by the Japanese Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and ATLA, this event demonstrates Japan's commitment to the growth of the industry.

Over 250 exhibitors will be exhibiting cutting-edge technology and live demonstrations, with international pavilions from Canada, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Access to the three-day conference allows visitors to benefit from a high-level programme, led by former Administrative Vice-Minister of Defence Masanori Nishi and Former Chief of Staff Shigeru Iwasaki, which outlines the future plans and needs of the region. 

International Military & Industry

International Military & Industry

DSEI Japan is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and ATLA. This level of government backing ensures a strong attendance level from the Japanese defence community.

Key industry associations, including Japan Association of Defense Industry, the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, and the Shipbuilders' Association of Japan, have also endorsed DSEI Japan, and provide a fantastic opportunity to develop strong ties within the regional industry. With a range of excellent networking functions, plus a programme of direct engagement, the opportunities presented are unparalleled. 

Access to the three-day conference allows visitors to benefit from a high-level programme discussing regional requirements and challenges. This insight into the Japanese defence climate is essential for those wishing to do business. 

2019 Exhibitors

Products & Services on Display

  • Anti-Piracy
  • Ammunition and Explosives (Military Ordnances)
  • Armoured Vehicles
  • Blast Containment
  • Body Armour and Personal Protection Equipment
  • Border Security and Counter Infiltration Equipment
  • Breach and Entry systems
  • CBRN Detection and Protection
  • Comms & Navigation
  • Communication Systems
  • Counter Terrorism Equipment
  • Covert Surveillance Systems
  • Cyber Security / Electronic Terrorism
  • De-mining Equipment
  • Explosive Detection
  • Field Medical Equipment
  • Maritime Security
  • Medical and Evacuation Equipment
  • Military Navigation Devices
  • Military Textiles and Uniforms
  • NBC Warfare Equipment
  • Night Vision Systems
  • Portable Anti-Tank and Armour Weapons Systems
  • R.O.V / E.O.D
  • Search and Rescue Equipment
  • Secure Communications Systems
  • Small, Medium and Heavy Calibre Weapons
  • Special Vehicles and Transportation
  • Support Equipment
  • Support Vehicles
  • Surveillance and Target Acquisition Systems
  • Survival Equipment
  • Technical Clothing and Protection
  • Training Services
  • Vehicle Mounted Weapons Systems
  • Weapons and Ammunition
  • Weapons Systems

Key features

250+ Exhibitors

250+ Exhibitors

See cutting-edge technology meet global prime manufacturers and suppliers face-to-face
Live Demonstrations

Live Demonstrations

Immersive live demonstrations will showcase the very latest defence & security innovations


There are a broad range of opportunities for formal and informal networking during DSEI Japan, including a variety of receptions, hospitality packages
High-level education

High-level education

A high-level conference, seminar programme and hands on workshops deliver exceptional levels of education
International Pavilions

International Pavilions

DSEI Japan 2021 will host over 20 international pavilions, each providing a regional hub of defence and security ingenuity
10,000+ Attendees

10,000+ Attendees

DSEI Japan 2019 hosted over 10,000 attendees from across the globe. 2021's edition is set to host even more visitors

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