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Japan cites security as it weighs limiting foreigners' land purchases

Measures likely aimed at Chinese entities to cover nuclear and military facilities

The Japanese government has concerns about foreign parties purchasing property near sensitive infrastructure. (Source photo by Masaru Shioyama and Rie Ishii)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government has started to consider measures that would restrict where foreign nationals and businesses can buy land.

Tokyo is mulling a screening process for land purchases near national security-related facilities, including U.S. military bases, Self-Defense Force facilities and nuclear plants.

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