The Japanese government intends to strengthen supervision over foreign investment in Japan. According to Reuters, two Japanese officials pointed out that the government is considering to raise foreign investment to lower the threshold for holding shares in Japanese companies and strengthen supervision over Chinese investment. The current threshold is 10%.
The report also pointed out that the Japanese authorities are studying to strengthen the monitoring of China’s potential investment in security-related fields.
Japan’s approach is similar to that of the United States and some European countries in recent years, reflecting Japan’s growing concern about companies supported by the Chinese government and acquiring important technologies.