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Tough COVID measures at home have accelerated the decline of Japan's presence in Southeast Asia.
Datawatch

Japan's economic clout wanes in Southeast Asia

China does 3 times more ASEAN trade, but Japan leads in accumulated investment

KOYA JIBIKI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

JAKARTA -- Japan is losing its presence in Southeast Asia, the engine of global growth.

China already tops Japan in trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Korea is catching up fast. This trend has accelerated due in part to Tokyo's decision to close the border to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay.

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