The Nikkei reported that Nuvoton Technology Corporation (Taiwan) closed the transaction of the semiconductor business with Panasonic. 2020/09/01 *1 *2 *3
Moet Fukada, IT Business Journalist, said at one of her live meetings that the Panasonic’s semi-conductor tech, critical to military technology, was to be transferred to CCP through Nuvoton Technology Corporation Taiwan.
This type of transaction had to go through the approval of the country concerned, in this case, Japan *4
Moet Fukada, concerned about the possible transfer of the important military tech to CCP had warned the conservative LDP politicians to ban the transaction following the legal regulation. This is also banned by the Wassenaar Arrangement. *5
When those politicians learned about her action, they came to stop her and began to harshly criticize her in public, “don’t listen to her fake.” Many conservative writers and journalist followed them.
Japan’s tech sold to China should be used for the war against Japan. Which is then more important for them, their own interests or to stand up for their own country? That’s the question Moet asks.
According to Moet, US began to suspect that Taiwanese semi-conductor companies like TSCM regulated the selling of the chips to the West while they met the demand from CCP. Moet went to the States with her partner Jason to inform Biden Administration about Taiwanese tech companies’ backdoor transaction to China.
Hence the Department of Commerce asked world semi-conductor companies to submit info on their transaction, to which TSMC was negative. The Department invited comments to OMB info collection (by 9/17).
Moet Fukada, not giving up, has come up with raising young would-be journalists. She wants them to be the voice of Japan which stands on law and fairness, not on money and corruption.
She came to this decision through her own business experiences.