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Corporate Japan fears economic security bill's impact on China trade

Prime Minister Kishida must ensure predictability in relations with neighbor

Xi Jinping and Fumio Kishida. Japan's prime minister and his economic security drive have the country's business community on edge. (Source photos Toko Tekko/Jiji, Reuters and Konosuke Urata) 

TOKYO -- Hitoshi Ito, vice president of Toko Tekko, a drone maker based in Odate, Akita Prefecture, spends his days with a sense of uneasiness.

He cannot dispel concerns about an economic security bill Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's administration is moving ahead with. "I'm afraid the new bill, which focuses on supply chains with China, will have a significant impact on our business," he said.

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