Japan to add IT, telecom sectors to foreign ownership restriction

TOKYO, May 27 (Reuters) - Japan's government said on Monday it will add from August the information-technology and telecommunication sectors to a list of industries for which restrictions on foreign ownership of Japanese firms apply.

The new rule comes amid heightening U.S. pressure in dealing with cyber-security risks and technological transfers involving China.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

((leika.kihara@thomsonreuters.com; +813-6441-1828; Reuters Messaging: leika.kihara.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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