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Japan battles Chinese and Korean strawberry and whisky copycats

Government and industry set stricter regulations to protect premium brands

From strawberries to whisky, Japan is eager to protect the premium image of its produce. (Source photos by Kei Higuchi and courtesy of Fukuoka Prefecture)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government and Japanese companies are battling copycats in China and South Korea, taking steps to protect the integrity of "made in Japan" products, from strawberries to whisky.

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