Japan plans to expand rare metal reserves -report

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TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) - Japan plans to expand the scope of its rare metal reserves to include platinum, indium and rare earth metals for the first time as worries grow about global supply shortages, Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday. Kyodo, citing government sources, said concern about supply shortages triggered particularly by increased demand from China had prompted the Natural Resources and Energy Agency to review its metals policy for the first time in about 20 years to ...

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