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US and Japanese National Security Regulation on Foreign Direct Investment US and Japanese National Security Regulation on Foreign Direct Investment
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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."

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center or any organization with which the author is affiliated.

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."

The views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the East-West Center or any organization with which the author is affiliated.

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