Japan will focus on advanced technology from 20 sectors as part of its efforts to enhance technological development, procurement and leakage prevention, a draft of the basic guidelines for a recently enacted economic security law showed Tuesday.

The 20 sectors include artificial intelligence, hypersonic transport, semiconductors, space, public health and cybersecurity, with the government planning to use a ¥500 billion ($3.6 billion) fund to promote the development of cutting-edge technologies through public-private cooperation.

Once the government decides on which technologies to focus on, it will recruit research and development personnel by the end of the year, according to the guidelines, which are expected to be approved at a Cabinet meeting in late September.