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Global Management Forum 2018

Japanese companies target health markets in China

Sysmex and Asics hope to make headway in India and Indonesia too

Motoi Oyama, chairman and CEO of Asics, said China's national health campaign boosts sales for the company's shoes. 

TOKYO -- Japanese medical device manufacturer Sysmex and athletic shoe maker Asics are targeting the health and fitness markets in China, India and Indonesia, their CEOs said at the Nikkei Global Management Forum in Tokyo on Tuesday.

"In addition to aging countries such as Japan, emerging markets are moving on to Western medical examination [methods and equipment] from local ones," said Hisashi Ietsugu, chairman and CEO of Sysmex.

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