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Japan plots 20-year race to quantum computers, chasing US and China

Tokyo to set target backed with R&D budget increase

Professor Akira Furusawa's team at the University of Tokyo, one of the Japanese research groups working in quantum computing, seeks to build a machine that can work at room temperature.

TOKYO -- Japan will aim to develop full-fledged quantum computers for a broad range of uses by around 2039, Nikkei has learned, part of Tokyo's first strategy for catching up with the U.S. and China in the race to achieve ultrafast processing.

Industry, academia and government are expected to join forces on the effort, which promises to yield innovations in fields like manufacturing and financial services.

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