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From ramen and tofu to Hi-Chew, Japanese food brands boost US investment

Toyo Suisan, House Foods and others aim for American sales growth

Cheap, easy-to-cook instant ramen has been a hot commodity during the coronavirus pandemic.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Some of Japan's leading food brands are putting their money where Americans' mouths are with big investments in U.S. production.

The company behind Maruchan instant ramen, Toyo Suisan, will invest 3 billion yen ($27.3 million) by fiscal 2022 to add new lines at a Texas plant. This comes on the heels of a roughly 5 billion yen expansion there just completed in May.

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