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The rise of 'made-in-Japan' Chinese herbal remedies

Drugmakers shift from reliance on imported ingredients as demand increases

Farmers in Kyushu grow bupleurum, a yellow flower used to produce several traditional Chinese remedies.

TOKYO -- With the market for traditional Chinese herbal medicines going from strength to strength, Japanese makers of the remedies are increasingly starting to source raw ingredients at home, rather than importing them from China. 

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