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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.

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