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Japan, US and Europe team up to counter China's quantum rise

Joint R&D seeks advances in ultrafast computers and secure communications

A component of Google's Quantum Computer. Ultrafast processing will likely play an important role in industry and national security in the future.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will partner with the U.S. and Europe to develop quantum computers and related technology, Nikkei has learned, broadening their efforts as China pours national resources into the race for ultrafast processing power.

Government officials and researchers gathered in Kyoto on Monday and Tuesday for the International Symposium on Quantum Technology. The three sides affirmed cooperation on quantum computers, quantum measurement and sensors, and communication technology and cryptography.

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