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GOJ to submit legislation limiting foreign acquisition of land near critical facilities

  • February 14, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Sunday’s Yomiuri, Nikkei, and Sankei reported that the GOJ plans to submit draft legislation to the Diet in March aimed at regulating foreign acquisition of real estate adjacent to SDF and U.S. military bases, nuclear and wind power plants, coast guard facilities, airports, and other key infrastructure. Areas within a 1-km radius of facilities that are important for national security will be designated as “watch zones,” where public authorities are allowed to investigate the use of land and buildings. Fines and other penalties may be imposed on those who are deemed to have acquired real estate for inappropriate purposes unless they comply with government orders to rectify the situation.

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