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Chinese developers elbow into Japan's mobile game market

As Beijing clamps down, blockbusters gain fans abroad

Chinese developer NetEase's "Knives Out" was one of Japan's top-selling mobile games in 2018. (Photo by Yoshino Sakurai)

TOKYO -- Chinese developers are capturing more of the lucrative Japanese market for mobile games, capitalizing on rising costs at their counterparts here to expand abroad as Beijing cracks down on video games.

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