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Japan and US aim for chip supply chain deal in April summit

Working group on strategic technologies planned ahead of Suga-Biden meeting

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden will meet on April 16 in Washington to discuss how to make technology supply chains safer. (Nikkei montage/Reuters/AP)

TOKYO -- The U.S. and Japanese governments will cooperate to secure a supply chain for strategic technology components such as semiconductors, Nikkei has learned.

The two sides will set up a working group to determine how to divide tasks between them, such as research and development and production. They hope to agree on the project when Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden meet on April 16 in Washington.

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