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Japan restricts land deals near strategic assets

New law mandates disclosure of foreign ownership for property near command centers

The U.S. military's Futenma air base in Okinawa: A Japanese bill seeks to tighten restrictions on deals for land near key military and civilian infrastructure.   © Kyodo

 TOKYO -- Japanese lawmakers early Wednesday passed legislation restricting purchases of land near defense force bases or other areas with national security implications.

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