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Japan to restrict use of foreign tech in telecom, power grids

National security standards to cover 14 sectors with eye on Chinese equipment

Workers inspect power grid equipment in Japan's Hokkaido. (Photo by Kenta Ando)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will introduce new regulations for 14 critical infrastructure sectors to bolster cyber defenses, learning from the recent Colonial Pipeline hack that shut down a major energy artery in America's East Coast.

The sectors include telecommunications, electricity, finance, railroads, government services and health care, Nikkei has learned. The government will require operators of such key infrastructure to address national security concerns when procuring foreign-made equipment.

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