This chapter identifies the key players in the militarization of space technology in Japan. It describes the changes in the organization of the nation's principal space agencies and institutions, and discusses the role of different government agencies and associated organizations and the key programs identified with the construction of a military space infrastructure. The chapter also considers the role of the corporate players in this militarization saga, which include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ishikawajima-Harima Industries, and Toshiba Corp.
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