According to the Japan Hygiene Products Industry Association, about 80 per cent of face masks in the country in 2018 were imported, mainly from China. Photo: Reuters

Dependent on China? How Japan wants to tackle the coronavirus disruption

  • Subsidy initiative comes after carmakers and other manufacturers experienced shortage of parts
  • Many supply chains out of China disrupted by coronavirus pandemic
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
According to the Japan Hygiene Products Industry Association, about 80 per cent of face masks in the country in 2018 were imported, mainly from China. Photo: Reuters
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