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Japanese manufacturers threatened by flood-prone industrial parks

27% of facilities at risk of being submerged by as much as 5 meters of water

The city of Nagano suffered major flooding when Typhoon Hagibis swept through Japan last month. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- The Japanese manufacturing sector risks being crippled by the torrential rains and flooding that accompany the increasingly strong typhoons that hit to country each year.

580 of 2,181 industrial parks are in high-risk flood zones, according to a Nikkei investigation conducted after Typhoon Hagibis. That means nearly 27% of these areas -- key to Japan's manufacturing output and global supply chains -- could be underwater in the event of torrential rains similar to those that hit the country in October.

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