A new bill in Japan aims to protect the country against economic retaliation

Alarmed by what it sees as China’s economic coercion and the declining competitiveness of its own firms, Japan is enacting a raft of economic security policies.

ADRIAN FLORIDO, HOST:

President Biden heads to Japan and South Korea this month for his first Asia trip since taking office. One item on his agenda is how the U.S. and its allies can defend themselves against attempts by rival nations to steal information and disrupt supplies of vital materials. As NPR’s Anthony Kuhn reports, the name of the game is economic security, and it’s the signature policy of Japan’s current government.

ANTHONY KUHN, BYLINE: In

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