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Japan and Kazakhstan Plan Rare Earth Metals Alliance
7:25 AM MDT | May 11, 2012
Japan and Kazakhstan are planning to develop rare earth metals production facilities in Kazakhstan to cater for the electronics and automotive industries in Japan, reducing Japanâ€™s reliance on rare earth imports from China. Yukio Edano, Japanâ€™s trade minister, is expected to meet with Kazakhstan government officials, including president Nursultan Nazarbayev, this month to sign agreements. This will pave the way for Sumitomo Corp.; Japan Oil, Gas, and Metals National Corp. (Tokyo); and Kazatoprom (Astana, Kazakhstan), Kazakhstanâ€™s nuclear company responsible...
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