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Huawei phones gain sales outlet in Japan as Trump eases up

Budget carrier IIJ joins Aeon in offering newest lineup

Japanese mobile carriers postponed the sale of the P30 Lite and other new Huawei smartphones that had been scheduled to debut in late May. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- A Japanese budget smartphone carrier began selling new devices from Huawei Technologies on Tuesday, days after U.S. President Donald Trump signaled that he would relax restrictions on exports to the Chinese company.

Internet Initiative Japan was among the carriers that delayed the P30 and P30 Lite smartphones, as well as the MediaPad M5 Lite 8-inch tablet, over fears stemming from the American restrictions amid the trade war.

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