Japan passes economic security bill to guard sensitive technology | Taiwan News

Japan’s parliament on Wednesday passed an financial safety monthly bill aimed at guarding technological innovation…

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Japan’s parliament on Wednesday passed an financial safety monthly bill aimed at guarding technological innovation and reinforcing crucial offer chains, when also imposing tighter oversight of Japanese corporations operating in delicate sectors or in vital infrastructure.

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Measures in the laws, which is largely aimed at China, will be executed more than two many years as soon as it is enacted, according to the bill. It will come just after United States imposed restriction on engineering imports, these kinds of as semiconductors, amid escalating tension Beijing.

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The new law also arrives as the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – Moscow calls its actions “a unique operation” – provides strain on Japan to do more to safeguard supply chains and infrastructure from hacking and cyberattacks, and be certain that engineering significant to nationwide protection is not stolen.

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It will give Japan’s governing administration the power to buy organizations to notify it of program updates and vet some tools procurement in 14 industries, together with energy, water supply, data technological know-how, finance and transportation.

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The laws also supplies subsidies for companies to aid them strengthen offer chains towards disruption this kind of as shortages of elements shipped from abroad. It even more establishes a technique for govt officials to make on-site inspections at corporations.

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The new security system it sets out guarantees federal government funds for investigation and improvement into key technologies deemed important for economic stability.

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It also establishes a process of key patents kept in Japan to guarantee technological breakthroughs are not applied by other nations around the world to improvement nuclear weapons or other army devices.

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