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Japan, US to discuss Westinghouse bankruptcy

Uncertainty over nuclear, memory businesses raises fears of technology leaks

| Japan

TOKYO -- Westinghouse Electric's bankruptcy filing and parent Toshiba's planned sale of its memory business are expected to be on the agenda at a Japan-U.S. economic dialogue here next month, with national security concerns raised on both sides.

Washington considers Westinghouse's bankruptcy a potential national security issue, an official told Reuters. The U.S.-based Toshiba unit has supplied reactors for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, and the administration of President Donald Trump probably hopes to head off any delivery problems or potential technology outflows.

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