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Trade war

Japan weighs export controls for cutting-edge tech

Expansion of security-related restrictions would follow US curbs targeting China

Exports of 3D printers can be restricted via the machine tools category, but many other technologies cannot be banned under Japan's current framework.

TOKYO -- Japan is considering restricting exports of advanced technology used in such applications as artificial intelligence and robots, following the lead set by recent American measures aimed at China.

While Japanese law has a framework for keeping sensitive technology out of foreign hands, it focuses mainly on dual-use goods that can be utilized in nuclear weapons, missiles, and chemical and biological weapons, for example. The list of restricted items includes certain machine tools, electronic components and materials.

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