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Xiaomi seeks fans in Japan with budget-friendly phones

Chinese manufacturer taps new market abroad as Huawei eats its lunch at home

Xiaomi's Steven Wang says the company is ready to make a push into Japan with the start of 5G service in the country. (Photo by Kai Fujii)

BEIJING/TOKYO -- Xiaomi is bringing its low-cost, high-performance smartphones and an array of connected devices to the Apple-dominated Japanese market, part of an effort to bolster its business abroad as it stumbles in its home market of China.

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