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Japan semiconductor distributors eye expansion in emerging markets

India, Malaysia and Turkey become targets as home demand shrinks

A new Kaga Electronics factory in Malaysia. The company aims to triple sales there by 2027. (Photo obtained by Nikkei)

TOKYO -- Japanese semiconductor trading companies like Sun-Wa Technos and Kaga Electronics are accelerating overseas expansion, hoping to tap demand in emerging countries as their home market continues to shrink.

"We had been looking for an opportunity to expand into India, which will be home to the largest population in the world," said Hiroyuki Tanaka, chairman and president of Sun-Wa Technos.

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