Japan Diet passes economic security bill amid Russia, China worries

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Japan's House of Councillors on Wednesday enacted into law a bill for enhancing the country's economic security amid increasing geopolitical risks associated with Russia and China. The four pillars of the new law include strengthening supply chains to stably procure semiconductors and other vital products as well as facilitating the development of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies through public-private cooperation. They also include making certain patents related to sensitive technologies nonpublic and having the government screen equipment that infrastructure operat...

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