Japan, U.S. to problem assertion on chip cooperation -Yomiuri By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economic system, Commerce and Business (METI), speaks throughout an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan April 5, 2023. REUTERS/Androniki Christodoulou/File Photograph

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and america are anticipated to problem a joint assertion on semiconductor and superior know-how cooperation on Friday, the Yomiuri every day reported, with out revealing the place it received the knowledge from.

Japanese Minister of Economic system, Commerce and Business Yasutoshi Nishimura and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will meet within the US metropolis of Detroit, the place Nishimura will attend the assembly of ministers accountable for commerce in APEC in 2023 to agree on the contents of the joint assertion, Yomiuri reported.

The USA has garnered the assist of its allies to affix them within the battle towards China in technological growth at a time when Asia’s largest financial system is more and more asserting itself on the worldwide stage.

Washington has imposed a collection of export controls on chipmaking know-how to China, whereas Beijing has banned key infrastructure operators from utilizing merchandise from US chipmaker Micron Know-how Inc (NASDAQ: ).

Final week, leaders of the superior Group of Seven democracies, together with america and Japan, challenged what they referred to as China’s ‘financial coercion’ and agreed to cut back their publicity to the second-largest financial system. world.

A brand new Japan-US assertion is anticipated to incorporate a roadmap for the event of next-generation semiconductors in addition to cooperation plans within the fields of synthetic intelligence and quantum know-how, the Yomiuri reported.

Earlier than assembly his Japanese counterpart, Raimondo met with Chinese language Commerce Minister Wang Wentao in Washington on Thursday, the place the 2 exchanged views on commerce, funding and export insurance policies.