Japan to limit foreign investment in 9 new security-sensitive areas

Politics Economy

The Japanese government said Monday it will add nine more sectors, including semiconductors and storage batteries, to its list of core areas in which foreign investment is limited due to national security concerns, starting on May 24.

Foreign investors purchasing a stake of 1 percent or more in a company in any of the designated core sectors must report in advance to the Japanese government for prescreening under a law on foreign transactions.

Japan has been stepping up efforts to make supply chains more resilient for critical items, alarmed by China’s increasing dominance.

The other sectors t...

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