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Japan tightens rules on tech theft to safeguard research with US

Government to require funding disclosures to spot security risks in academia

TOKYO -- Seeking to promote joint research with the U.S. in quantum technology, artificial intelligence and other top fields, Japan will impose tougher disclosure rules on universities to keep information that could be used for military purposes out of foreign hands.  

The government plans to start requiring university researchers to report any financial contributions from foreign and other external sources when applying for public funds. They will face restrictions on receiving such funding if found to have made false reports.

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