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Supply Chain

Chips and batteries: Japan to amp up supply chains with subsidies

Tokyo follows U.S. and EU, but program could violate WTO rules

Japan is scrambling to shore up its supply of semiconductors. (Photo by Hideaki Ryugen)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government plans to set up a subsidy program to assist companies developing chips, large-capacity batteries and other key materials to ensure a steady supply of strategic products, Nikkei has learned.

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