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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Chief Executive Officer C.C. Wei said the company is going through “due diligence” to build a fabrication plant in Japan, a strategically important move for the country by the world’s leading chipmaker.

Wei made the comments during a question-and-answer session after the company reported financial results for the second quarter. They followed a detailed explanation of plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. and in China.