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Japanese firms exporting to Africa via Turkey

Nation provides cost-effective gateway for Toyo Kohan, Panasonic

Toyo Kohan started producing steel sheets commercially in Southern Turkey this April, with 100,000 tons per year heading to Africa.

ISTANBUL -- Japanese corporations like electronics titan Panasonic and steelmaker Toyo Kohan are leveraging their presence in Turkey to make inroads into Africa, supplying products to the continent from their low-cost manufacturing bases here and other Turkish locations.

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