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Japan avoids machinery hit
DONGGUAN, CHINA (Nov. 20, 1:50 p.m. ET) — Japan’s large plastics machinery industry, which has become increasingly dependent on the mainland Chinese market, has thus far avoided the big drop in sales seen by Japanese car makers in the wake of anti-Japan protests in September. Still, some non-Japanese suppliers are watching to see if they can get more business in China’s growing market for all-electric presses, a sector in the past dominated by the Japanese.