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Iran tensions

Japanese companies ban Middle East travel

Global players Komatsu, Chiyoda and Toray face dent to business

Iranian soldiers mourn Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike by the U.S. in Baghdad. Rising tensions have cast a shadow on business activity in the Middle East.   © WANA/Reuters

TOKYO -- Many Japanese companies are restricting employees from traveling to the Middle East after Iran attacked Iraqi bases hosting U.S. troops in retaliation for the killing of a top military commander.

Growing tensions are threatening business activity beyond the region through rising fuel prices, while the tourist sector is bracing for a plunge in demand as well.

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