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Weaker yuan poses 4 big risks for Japanese companies

TOKYO -- The yuan's slide against the yen presents major threats to Japanese businesses, especially for those operating in China and elsewhere abroad.

     Thursday's trading saw 1 yuan go for nearly 18 yen -- more than 2 yen weaker than the peak reached before the Chinese currency's reference rate was lowered in August and roughly 1 yen softer than at the end of March 2015.

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