• Kyodo


Japan and Kazakhstan are expected to agree to develop new mines together to exploit the rare earth metal dysprosium, Japanese government sources said Sunday.

Dysprosium is indispensable for manufacturing electric vehicle motors and other products. Joint mine development in Kazakhstan would allow Japan to secure more than 10 percent of its annual dysprosium needs, the sources said.

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