Japan, Belgium to cooperate in chip production, development


              Princess Astrid of Belgium, center right, accompanied by Keidanren or Japan Business Federation Chairman Tokura Masakazu, center left, arrives at a luncheon meeting at the Keidanren in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (David Mareuil/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Belgium's Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib delivers a speech during a luncheon meeting with Princess Astrid of Belgium and high-level business round table with Belgium delegation and representatives from the political and business worlds at the Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)  in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (David Mareuil/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Keidanren or Japan Business Federation Chairman Tokura Masakazu delivers an opening remarks ahead of a luncheon meeting with Princess Astrid of Belgium and high-level business round table with Belgium delegation and Representatives from the Political and Business Worlds at the Keidanren in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (David Mareuil/Pool Photo via AP)
            FILE - Then Economic revitalization minister, Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Nishimura told reporters Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, that the new company, Rapidus, which was launched last month by eight corporate giants including automakers, electronics and chipmakers, will team up with the Imec, a Leuven, Belgium-based research organization known for the nanoelectronics and digital technologies key to developing next-generation chips. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japan, Belgium to cooperate in chip production, development