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Japan’s Trade Ministry Responding to Washington’s Tightened Restrictions on Disclosure of Advanced Tech Originated in the U.S.

By IQT News posted 08 Apr 2019

(Asia.Nikkei.com) Washington intends to impose tight restrictions on the disclosure of 14 advanced technologies–including quantum technology–originating in the U.S. to third countries.
Japan is set to review its academic guidelines to prevent leaks of advanced U.S. technologies when universities conduct research with China as well as other countries. Japan’s trade ministry has determined that additional measures will be needed to ensure compliance. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will set specific guidelines for Japanese universities that do research with multiple countries or accept students from abroad.
There are concerns of a backlash from universities. There are also concerns that the new guidelines could lower the level of joint research conducted with Chinese and other students.

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