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Japanese manufacturers turn back to China

Belt and Road and Made in China 2025 strengthen business confidence

Japanese companies have been encouraged by Beijing's efforts to strengthen the country's manufacturing sector.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese manufacturers are increasingly turning back to China as a destination for investment, having previously shifted their focus toward emerging Southeast Asian economies.

Industrial products maker Yaskawa Electric's sales in the country jumped roughly 30% to 103 billion yen ($940.9 million), in the fiscal year ended February.

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