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Japan to limit foreign students' access to security-linked tech

Universities will need Tokyo's approval to teach foreign government-sponsored students

New rules mean universities in Japan will have to gain permission from the Ministry of Economy, Tradeand Industry when teaching critical technologies to foreign students who stay in the country for more than six months. (Photo by Kei Higuchi) 

TOKYO -- Japan will require permits for security-related technology transfers to international students in Japanese universities, Nikkei has learned.

Universities are currently taking less measures compared to companies, with about 40% of universities not undertaking identity checks and other requirements set by the government.

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