Boeing Japan President and Boeing International VP Mike Denton stated Japan is a "big part of Boeing's future" (Japan Today, 04-Jul-2011).
Boeing: "Maybe not as big in the long term as say China or India, but for the next 10 years, there is a possible market of 380 new airplanes that can be sold to Japan. We’d love to have a big share of that. It’s also worth noting that we have a long partnership with Japan that accounts for about 17,000 high-tech aerospace jobs. Working with the government and industry here to develop new technology ideas is very important to Boeing. Earlier this year, we reached an agreement with the National Institute of Material Sciences to collaborate on two projects," Mike Denton, Japan President and Boeing International VP. Source: Japan Today, 04-Jul-2011.