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Half of the Japanese companies are worried that a prolonged US-Sino trade war will indirectly hurt export-reliant Japan, the latest Reuters monthly poll showed.

Key points

  • Half of the Japanese firms hopeful trade talks with Washington will boost US-bound exports.
  • 53 percent of Japanese companies also worry trade talks will result in curbs on exports to the US.
  • 51 percent of Japanese firms expect US-China trade war to last beyond 2020.