March 29, 2017 / 2:59 AM / 5 months ago

Japan govt aware Toshiba's Westinghouse to file for Chapter 11

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks to media during a news conference after the reports on the launch of a North Korean missile, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 12, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/viaFile Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government is aware that Toshiba Corp's U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

Suga, the government's chief spokesman, told a regular news conference he wants the Japanese and U.S. governments to continue to exchange information about Westinghouse.

Reporting by Hitoshi Ishida; Writing by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Edwina Gibbs

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