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Japan makers to reduce reliance on China suppliers: Nikkei survey

53% of respondents look for alternatives as Taiwan, COVID risks weigh on

Risen Energy photovoltaic solar panel factory in Zhejiang province, China. A recent Nikkei survey of Japanese manufacturers indicates that many plan to shift production out of China to improve supply chain security.  (Zhejiang Daily via Reuters)    © Reuters

TOKYO -- More than half of Japanese manufacturers plan to reduce dependence on Chinese suppliers as companies seek to build more resilient supply chains amid mounting U.S.-China tensions, a Nikkei survey found.

Nikkei conducted a survey on supply chains in mid-November, and received responses from 79 out of 100 major Japanese manufacturers approached.

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