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Huawei says no change to Japan sales plans

  • May 21, 2019
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An official at Huawei Technologies says the company has no plan to change its smartphone sales targets in Japan, despite US restrictions on its business.

 

The US last week added the Chinese tech giant and its affiliates to a blacklist. It bans American firms from doing business with Huawei without government approval.

 

Wu Bo, an executive at Huawei Technologies Japan, made the comments in Tokyo on Tuesday.

 

He said, “Huawei will work to find a solution to the US decision as soon as possible and take action to reduce the impact of the restrictions.”

 

Analysts say the US ban will make it difficult for Huawei to procure chips and other electronic parts from US makers.

 

The official, Wu Bo, said the US restrictions are in no one’s interest. He said they will cause economic and job losses at US partners.

 

The company said it will release three new models in Japan in the coming months. It currently sells nine model types in Japan.

 

Huawei said the new phones use artificial intelligence to produce better camera shots.

 

Huawei has increased smartphone sales in Japan. A research firm says its shipments last fiscal year rose more than 60 percent year-on-year, giving it the fifth largest share of Japan’s market.

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