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Five things to know about Japan's new foreign investment rules

Notice requirements for ownership and governance changes cover range of sectors

The Japanese government wants greater power to block deals that could threaten its national security, amid growing worries from the U.S. and Europe over technology leaks, especially to China.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet on Oct. 18 approved revisions to the foreign exchange law that impose tougher controls on foreign investment in companies operating in strategically sensitive industries. Here are five things to know about the legislation.

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