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EU commissioner visits Japan and South Korea to discuss Chips Act

Critical worldwide semiconductor shortages stem from China-US tension

European Commissioner Thierry Breton has been seeking Asian support for the EU's new semiconductor strategy. 

TOKYO -- A top official from the European Union concluded meetings in Tokyo on Tuesday as part of an effort to secure international partnerships for the proposed European Chips Act.

"The epicenter of the geopolitics of semiconductors is here in Asia, and that's why I'm here," said Thierry Breton, the EU commissioner for internal market.

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