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Japan borrows US playbook to prevent student espionage

Growth of international students raises fear of dual-use tech being leaked

Students walk at the University of Tokyo: Japan hosted 298,000 foreign students in May 2018, up 12% from a year earlier. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Japan will weigh stronger protections on technology with potential military uses at universities and research institutions, as the U.S. urges Tokyo to bolster oversight amid a surge in international students.

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