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As tourist sales wane, Japan cosmetics go straight to China

Beijing's new e-commerce law cracks down on resellers of foreign goods

Shiseido is teaming with Alibaba to boost online sales in China as visitors to Japan purchase fewer products and exports become more lucrative.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- No longer enjoying a boom in bulk buying by Chinese tourists visiting Japan, cosmetics makers Shiseido and Kao have decided to instead sell their wares directly to consumers there.

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