A Big Change for Small Manufacturers

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28m 00s
Broadcast on July 2, 2022 Available until January 2, 2023

As Japan's domestic market evolves, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are finding less orders coming in from the companies they usually rely on for sales. This episode shows how some of these businesses are shifting away from the standard business-to-business model and towards creating their own products to sell directly to consumers.

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