Rare Earth Conference: Japan looks for new RE supply

By John Ollett
Published: Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Japanese RE substitution underway; government funds alternate supply

Japan has begun to search in earnest for an alternative to Chinese rare earths supply, Nick Kotaki, managing director of Material Trading Co. of Japan told the Metal Events rare earth conference in Hong Kong today.

During recent territorial disputes, China ceased its supply of rare earths to Japan, which...

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