Japan Inc sees better opportunities beyond China’s ‘Belt and Road’

May 25, 2017 By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – A vast majority of Japanese companies have no interest to participate in China’s sweeping “Belt and Road” initiative, seeing greater business opportunities in other international economic co-operation, a Reuters poll shows. Only 5 percent of 220 respondents in the monthly Reuters Corporate Survey said they would participate in the Chinese project, which aims to build infrastructure and trade links between China, central Asia, Europe and beyond. Instead, they thought a free trade agreement (FTA) between Japan and the United States, proceeding…

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