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ECONOMIC SECURITY

Graphite, now deemed an essential mineral by the U.S., is the single biggest ingredient by weight in the batteries that go into electric vehicles and the power grid. It is also used in a variety of defense applications.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 8, 2023
Biden deploys Pentagon to beat climate change and China
A $37.5 million grant to Graphite One acts as a relaxed form of venture capital as the White House supports nascent parts of the domestic cleantech supply chain.
Akira Amari, Japan's chip czar, has said that funding around one-third of the cost of a chip plant is the norm, and the 50% funding for Japan's first TSMC chip plant was unusually high.
BUSINESS
Aug 3, 2023
Chip minister hints Japan to fund one-third of second TSMC plant
The subsidies will be part of Japan’s efforts to revive its domestic chipmaking industry, a sector viewed as crucial for growth and economic security.
Iwao Horii (second from left), a lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks during a meeting between the LDP and Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party in Tokyo on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 28, 2023
Ruling parties of Japan and Taiwan agree to discuss regional issues
Members of the Liberal Democratic Party and Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party have exchanged views on economic security matters pertaining to critical goods, including semiconductors.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, India's minister of electronics and information technology
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 21, 2023
Japan and India vow to boost chip supply chains with eye on economic security
Yasutoshi Nishimura, minister of economy, trade and industry, and Ashwini Vaishnaw, India's minister of electronics and information technology, signed a memorandum of understanding.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2023
Japan's export curbs on chip-making equipment to China take effect
The move has triggered a backlash from China, though Japan did not specify that the world's second-largest economy is the main target of the export restrictions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 21, 2023
China briefs trade partners on new anti-espionage law
The law, which took effect this month, bans the transfer of any information related to national security and interests, without defining those terms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 16, 2023
Germany warns companies to manage China risks in tougher stance
Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s administration is pushing Germany’s biggest companies to make sure their risks in China are manageable.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 15, 2023
Chip leaders head to Washington to lobby for China rules relief
The CEOs of Intel, Qualcomm and Nvidia are planning to lobby against extending restrictions on the sale to China of certain chips and the equipment to manufacture the semiconductors.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 13, 2023
No longer a 'catastrophe,' Japan's cybersecurity could still improve
Many firms use outdated technology and systems that are not as secure but are hesitant to replace them.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2023
China's Huawei poised to overcome U.S. ban with return to 5G phone market
A return to the 5G phone market would mark a victory for Huawei after almost three years of being in 'survival' mode.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 8, 2023
One reason the U.S. can’t quit China? Chips.
Global semiconductor companies are finding themselves in an extremely tricky position as they try to straddle a growing rift between the United States and China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 6, 2023
The governance threat to global economic prosperity
The past few years have been characterized by growing political instability, which increases the risk of abrupt policy reversals that could dampen investment and undermine global economic growth.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 6, 2023
Yellen's China visit seeks to create further talks amid tensions
Yellen’s arrival this week comes days after China imposed restrictions on exporting two metals that are crucial to key technology industries, the latest escalation in an ongoing trade war.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 6, 2023
Xi’s metal curbs risk backfiring as G7 seeks China alternative
China’s decision to control the export of two key metals showed it has some power to retaliate against the U.S., Japan and Europe, but the measure is also a double-edged sword.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 4, 2023
Japan a likely winner in United States’ China strategy
While America's economic security posture toward China may be too much for some countries to stomach, it is at least helping its closest allies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2023
Beijing takes the trade fight to Europe, targeting the green transition
China is the largest producer of the two minerals that are crucial to the semiconductor, telecommunications and electric-vehicle industries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2023
China restricts export of chipmaking metals in clash with U.S.
Gallium and germanium, along with their chemical compounds, will be subject to export controls meant to protect Chinese national security starting Aug. 1, China’s Ministry of Commerce said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2023
ASML hit with new Dutch limits on chip gear exports to China
The new export-control regulation will force ASML to apply for export licenses for shipment of some advanced deep ultraviolet lithography systems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2023
Concern for Japanese firms as China's revised anti-spying law takes effect
The amended law makes it possible for authorities to crack down on stealing and disseminating 'documents, data, materials and items related to national security and interests.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 28, 2023
Japan’s latest chip deal shows a savvy strategy shift
There’s reason to believe the $6 billion bid for JSR won’t repeat previous failures

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Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs