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Supply Chain

Japanese companies explore how to go 'zero-China' amid tensions

Disruption of shipments from China could cost production value of $360bn

Honda is moving forward with a massive restructuring plan to explore the possibility of building passenger cars and motorcycles using as few China-made parts as possible. (Photo by Masaaki Kudo)

TOKYO -- Japanese companies are striving to build supply chains that do not depend on China, amid that country's growing conflict with the U.S. This is expected to dramatically increase the costs of all manner of products. Are companies prepared for "zero-China?"

This past summer, a top-secret project was in full swing at Honda Motor -- a massive restructuring plan to explore building passenger cars and motorcycles using as few China-made parts as possible.

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