• Kyodo


The coronavirus lockdown in Shanghai is forcing Japanese retailers to halt operations in the Chinese commercial and financial hub, while Japanese manufacturers have also been affected by supply-chain disruptions.

With the city locked down in line with Beijing’s radical “COVID zero” policy amid an increase in infections, Ryohin Keikaku Co., the operator of retail brand Muji, had closed about 50 of its over 300 stores in China as of last week.

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