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Japan Flags Vulnerability to China Supply Chain Constraints

  • Japan imports more than 1,000 items that heavily rely on China
  • Report comes as Prime Minister Kishida mulls economic security
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Japan flagged its vulnerability to supply side constraints in China in a report showing that more than 1,000 import items are heavily dependent on its biggest trading partner.

China had a more than 50% share in 1,133 categories of imported goods, or 23% of the value of Japan’s imports in 2019, according to a trade analysis by the cabinet office released Thursday.