Japan To Strengthen US-Japan Coordination In Chip Ban Against China
Japan expressed interest in joining and bolstering the United States’ cooperation as it worked to forge a unified ally in the ongoing chip battle in China. The nation is also eager to collaborate with Washington on the development of dual-use technology since they are facing military difficulties as a result of the tensions in the Taiwan Strait.
Making Coordination Stronger
According to the South China Morning Post, Japanese authorities expressed a desire to join the United States in a chip boycott on China.
In his comments at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, Economy, Trade, and Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura stressed the need of strengthening their collaboration.
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island in August of last year, Nishimura stated that the nation is interested in collaborating more closely with Washington to create dual-use technology as they confront military difficulties with the Taiwan Strait.
He said, “We would implement rigorous export control based on international cooperation and while closely participating in views exchanges with the United States and other relevant nations. This is the most recent call for Japan to join the coalitions that the United States is forging a Japanese official.
According to Reuters, US President Joe Biden and his administration overhauled export regulations in an attempt to prevent Beijing from acquiring sophisticated semiconductor technology and machinery in the nation. Additionally, several firms would not hire US citizens.
Japan and the Netherlands are the nation’s two main allies, and opponents have contended that Washington depends on their success. According to Bloomberg, both nations have reached a preliminary understanding to join forces with the United States to tighten controls on the transfer of sophisticated chip-making equipment to China.
Applied Materials Inc., Lam Research Corp., and KLA Corp. are among the suppliers whose supply has been restricted by US law. Tokyo Electron Ltd. and ASML Holding NV are the Japanese and Dutch suppliers that the US need in order for the sanctions to be effective.
Nishimura does not see any advantages to being too dependent on other nations, particularly when it comes to essential tech supplies for their businesses and everyday life.
In addition, he warned against becoming too dependent on a single nation after the Covid-19 outbreak and the Russian invasion of Ukraine had such a widespread impact on the world. Building up our economic security, in his opinion, is an urgent problem.
The Japanese official said that in order for this to occur, Japan and the United States should work together to strengthen global technological innovation, particularly for semiconductors, biotechnology, and other new technologies.