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Japan to list core companies subject to foreign investment review

Finance Ministry offers clarity to overseas investors

Security guards stand in front of the Finance Ministry in Tokyo. Japan is weighing stricter rules around foreign investment.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As Japan tightens restrictions on overseas investors, the Finance Ministry looks to offer clarity by listing the sensitive companies for which foreign ownership will require government approval.

Foreign investors currently need to pass a government review before they can take a stake of 10% or more in certain Japanese companies.

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