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US Needs Japan, Netherlands and Korea on Chips Deal, Envoy Says

  • Rahm Emanuel speaks ahead of Japan PM meeting with Joe Biden
  • Washington is organizing multilateral restrictions on China
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The US is in discussions with Japan, the Netherlands and South Korea to restrict semiconductor exports to China, and it needs all parties to agree on a deal, US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said in an interview.

Stressing the importance of South Korean and Dutch cooperation alongside Japan, he was speaking by phone days ahead of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s summit with President Joe Biden on Friday. The two allies will endorse a joint statement covering a wide range of security issues, but work is continuing on a chip industry restriction deal, he said.