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Japan's apparel industry in hi-tech bid to secure future

Models wearing creations by Japanese designer Motohiro Tanji at Tokyo Fashion Week on March 17. Mr Tanji relies on Japanese factories to produce his sculptural, sophisticated knits.


FROM ready-to-wear knits manufactured instantly to customised dresses produced on inkjet printers, Japan's apparel industry is turning to state-of-the-art technology in a bold bid to cut labour costs and secure its future.

At manufacturing giant Shima Seiki's factory in

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