URGENT: TSMC eyes building Japan plant in 2022, start of operations in 2024

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said Thursday it envisions building a new plant in Japan in 2022 and starting operations there in 2024.

The announcement came days after a report that the Japanese government is considering financial support for the world's largest contract chipmaker to build a chip-making factory, potentially with Sony Group Corp., in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kumamoto.