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Five Eyes partner Japan to tighten controls on strategic land

New legislation will seek to know who buys property near bases and infrastructure

A U.S. Navy ship is seen docked in 2014 at Yokosuka naval base. Japan wants to better track land purchases around such facilities. (Photo by Tsuneyuki Kenmochi)

TOKYO -- Japan seeks to keep closer tabs on land purchases near facilities with national security implications under proposed legislation meant to prepare for greater intelligence-sharing with Western nations, Nikkei has learned.

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