Sonys, Nissans And GunsAmy Borrus and Neil Gross
Here's some blow-you-away news: Japan is the second-largest exporter of guns and ammunition to the U.S. According to the U.S. Customs Service, Japan shipped $76 million worth of guns and ammo to the states last year, a level exceeded only by that of China, with $108 million worth. No.3 is Britain, followed by Italy and Germany. High-quality Japanese arms cost a lot, so Japan actually is sixth in quantity shipped (with China still first in volume). Japan's 160,472 guns sent last year are less than 1% of the U.S. market.
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