Japan is a major supplier of machines used to make leading-edge semiconductors that could come under new restrictions
For the whole of 2022, Japan logged a trade deficit of 19.97 trillion yen, the second straight annual shortfall and the biggest in more than four decades
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to meet US President Joe Biden on Friday, with a focus on chip export controls, critical technologies, global economy and joint security issues
The government's five-year tax plan, once unthinkable in pacifist Japan, would make the country the world's third-biggest military spender after the United States and China
The pillars of the new law include protecting sensitive technology, strengthening supply chains for semiconductors and encouraging new tech such as artificial intelligence
Nations also call for end to war in Ukraine, agree change in status quo by force will not be recognized - in Ukraine or South China Sea.
MPs in Japan adopted a resolution on Tuesday on the "serious human rights situation" in China, and called for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government to take steps to relieve the situation