Sorry US! It seems that Japan is more comfortable with China

 Japan has informed the United States (US) that Tokyo will not join Washington's plan to block Chinese firms from telecommunications networks.

It is unclear whether the country has its own agenda or is more comfortable to remain dealing with China, but Japan explained it would take precautions if threatened.

The plan was first proposed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo earlier this month.

The invitation had to be rejected as the plan involved China.

As you know, the US is trying to 'wash away' from China through the Clean Network plan with the aim of getting rid of any telecom companies, cloud service firms, and smartphone applications related to its enemy.

This includes the removal of Huawei from the US and its allies.

The rejection does not mean that Japan's perception of the Clean Network is changing. On the other hand, the country of the rising sun will not hesitate to join them if there is any change in US planning.

Government spokesman Katsunobu Kato explained that they would continue to strengthen ties with the US again if it involved the cyber security sector.

Japan will ensure cyber security, including finding initiatives to reduce supply chain risk when purchasing communications and information equipment.