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Canon back to 'Made in Japan'

Robot-run digital camera plant is company's first Japanese mass production site in 10 years

Canon's single-lens reflex cameras. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TOKYO -- Canon will build a new digital camera plant in southwestern Japan as part of an effort to bring back production from abroad, the company said Friday.

Many manufacturers have shifted production out of Japan to capitalize on cheaper labor abroad and in the face of a strong yen, which erodes the profitability of exports from the country. Advanced automation technology is seen as key to moving production back home.

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