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Rice cooker maker Zojirushi battles China-linked fund's board picks

Shareholder argues the Japanese company needs an 'international' perspective

Taiwanese tourists browse Zojirushi rice cookers at an electronics store in Osaka. (Photo by Atsushi Ohoka)

OSAKA -- The tug of war between Japanese appliance maker Zojirushi and a major Chinese investor has flared up again with another effort by the fund to add international perspectives to the company's management.

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