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Made in Japan: Manufacturers target niche sectors

Japanese manufacturers, once global leaders in various sectors, have seen their fortunes take a dramatic turn in the past few years.

While a slowdown in the global economy has hurt demand, a strengthening Japanese yen has made their goods more expensive to foreign buyers.

But undeterred by these hurdles, some firms are looking at ways to revive the Made in Japan tag.

The BBC's Mariko Oi reports from Chiba.