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Supply chain human rights abuses a blind spot for Japan: poll

Just 12% say they monitor indirect suppliers for violations

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of the Uyghur minority in China's Xinjiang region. Both Hong Kong and Xinjiang have emerged as hot-button human rights issues.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Only 12% of major Japanese companies in a Nikkei survey said they screen for human rights violations, such as alleged forced labor by Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang region, at businesses that supply them indirectly.

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