FOCUS: Japan takes action to avert rare earth supply crisis

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 18 November 2010

Supplies from China remain disrupted as Japan outlines search for alternative sources

Over the last decade the world’s biggest importer of rare earths, Japan, has been looking at ways to decrease its reliance on China as a steady source of supply.

This issue may have been a long way down the national agenda during the earlier part of the decade, when rare...

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