US and Japanese National Security Regulation on Foreign Direct Investment


Rikako Watai

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 219


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Rikako Watai, Japan Studies Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that "The critical issue is how to balance the legitimate demands of national security with free trade and FDI, but citing opaque national security concerns for justifying protectionist measures clearly obstructs the GATT-WTO premise of free trade."

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