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International relations

Japan looks to cement Indonesia as key regional partner in 2-plus-2

Tokyo and ASEAN powerhouse agree to diversify China-heavy supply chains

Workers at a clothing factory in Bandung: Japan is subsidizing companies that invest in Indonesia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and Indonesia agreed Tuesday to make supply chains less reliant on China with an eye toward ensuring economic security amid Beijing's growing influence.

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