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Japan Allocates $2.4 Billion to Beef Up Supply Chains

  • Subsidies awarded to firms increasing domestic production
  • Analysts say plan is a reaction to China’s growing influence
Protective mask production in Toyohashi. Producers of surgical masks and gowns are also receiving funding.

Protective mask production in Toyohashi. Producers of surgical masks and gowns are also receiving funding.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
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Japan is continuing its efforts to diversify its supply chains and beef up factories at home after Covid-19 and trade wars exposed the risk of being too concentrated in outside markets including China.