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Japanese Trade Official Suggests Joining US in Tightening Chip Exports to China

The U.S. won't be the only country China has to worry about if it hopes to continue receiving technology shipments from international partners.

Japan Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura. Credit: Reuters

According to the South China Morning Post, Japan wants to help U.S. efforts in tightening hi-tech exports to China amid the ongoing semiconductor war between the two largest economies of the world. Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura on Thursday, 5 January suggested implementing a similar chip ban against China.

“In order to address the misuse of critical and emerging technologies by malicious actors and inappropriate transfers of technologies, it is also absolutely imperative for us to reinforce our cooperation in the area of export control,” said Nishimura.

The trade official added that Japan wants to work closely with the U.S. in developing dual-use technologies, covering semiconductors and biotechnology, among others, as China continues to become a military threat. He particularly noted a joint project between IBM and Japan’s government-backed chipmaker Rapidus to manufacture 2-nanom