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Should the United States and Japan work together to produce advanced semiconductors in Japan?

Japan and the United States have agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in order to produce advanced semiconductor materials in Japan as early as possible.

Japanese Industry Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo met in Washington on Thursday to reach that agreement.
The meeting was attended by senior officials from Japanese company Rapidus and American technology giant IBM.

The companies announced last month that they would collaborate to produce advanced semiconductors.

Company officials briefed Mr. Nishimura and Ms. Raimondo that they would use the IBM Research Center as a breeding ground for engineers for Rapidus and work together to win more key customers for both companies.

In a speech in Washington later that day, Mr. Nishimura said: “Building our economic security is a matter of great urgency.”

advanced semiconductors; For biotechnology and other critical cutting-edge technologies, Japan and the United States should work together to lead global innovation together,” he added.