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Japanese companies playing catch-up in Cambodia

Cambodians are taking to the road faster than license plate authorities can handle.

TOKYO -- Visitors to Cambodia are often struck by how time seems to move slowly. A blue sky and the breeze from a three-wheeled tuk-tuk taxi offer an exotic twist on the daily commute.

     But amid the "lost world" charm, change is afoot in Cambodia -- especially in Phnom Penh, the capital, calling for a rethink of Japan's economic ties with the landlocked Southeast Asian country. 

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