Ryo Yamaguchi


On August 18, 2021, the relevant ministries announced their plan to add new sectors relating to rare earth metals to the “designated sectors” and the “core sectors” within the Japanese foreign investment regulations, which are subject to prior notification and screening. The new sectors include metal mining businesses, metal mining equipment manufacture/repair/software businesses and port construction business in designated islands which are relevant to rare earth metals. This latest addition to the “designated sectors” and…