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Malaysia factories spring back to life for Japanese electronics

Sharp, Sony and Panasonic reboot production in key export hub

Malaysia remains a major foothold for Japanese companies looking to penetrate international markets.   © Reuters

OSAKA/TOKYO -- Sharp, Sony and Panasonic have restarted production lines in Malaysia after the country eased restrictions that placed an important exporting hub on lockdown.

Because the plant stoppages delayed global exports of consumer electronics, the three Japanese companies are hurrying to restore normal production amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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