Japan Shifts Investment From China to Southeast Asia

  • Amount invested in Asean almost triples in five years
  • Tensions with China spurred Japan to direct more to Asean

Workers load bags of groceries onto a tuk-tuk at the Klong Thoei market in Bangkok.

Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Japanese investment in Southeast Asia continues to grow, owing to the region’s potential and low labor costs, amid simmering tensions that reduce the appeal of China for some Japanese businesses.

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