(MT Newswires) -- TSMC (TSM) will officially open its Kumamoto fabrication facility this Saturday to start its mass production later this year. The opening marks an early victory for Japan as governments around the world race to establish domestic chip capabilities in the wake of Covid-era disruptions and growing geopolitical tensions. Bloomberg's Peter Elstrom caught up with Japan's economy, trade and industry ministry's key player for the semiconductor policy, Hisashi Kanazashi, and asked what prompted government to move fast in the race.

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