Workers at a cosmetics factory in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture. File photo: AFP Workers at a cosmetics factory in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture. File photo: AFP
Workers at a cosmetics factory in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture. File photo: AFP
Japan

Japan to pay firms to produce goods locally or in Southeast Asia, in shift from China

  • Dozens of companies will get US$536 million in subsidies to invest in production in Japan
  • Another 30 firms will receive money for investments in Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and other Southeast Asian nations, according to a separate announcement

Topic |   Japan
Workers at a cosmetics factory in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture. File photo: AFP Workers at a cosmetics factory in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture. File photo: AFP
Workers at a cosmetics factory in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture. File photo: AFP
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