According to economists and the Bank of Japan, Japan’s growth estimate is expected to linger at around 2 percent in the current fiscal year ending in March 2013. In the over-valued yen terms and because of high labor costs here, this does not bode well for machinery exports. The quality of Japanese machines overall is unquestionable, but the hollowing out of machinery manufacturing is an unfortunately inevitable and likely irreversible trend as new, cheap-labor markets continue to emerge.
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