As Japanese manufacturing fades, a factory town fights to stay alive

As Japanese manufacturing fades, a factory town fights to stay alive

  HIGASHIOSAKA, Japan Aug 22 (Reuters) – The small factories in the western Japanese city of Higashiosaka for decades fueled the thundering rise of the country’s biggest brands – but a weak yen and rising costs have accelerated a slow decline, and are reshaping the industrial heartland . Home to about 6,000 firms, 87% of … Read more