The Osaka, Japan-based textile industry produces clothing, jewelry and home furnishings for American military personnel and civilians.
The Japanese Government provides uniforms and other items for the US Navy, and there are about 15 textile factories in Japan that work with US military personnel.
Osaka University professor Keiko Nagashima said that the industry produces a lot of clothing for the Navy, particularly for military officers and officers’ wives.
She said that most of the uniforms sold in the country are sold to other nations.
The navy says that the U.S. Navy pays for the uniforms and the products of the factories.