Japan Q4 steel output seen down 2 pct over China island dispute

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TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China's boycotts of Japanese cars over a territorial dispute will shave about 550,000 tonnes, or about 2 percent, off Japan's fourth-quarter steel output, a government survey of steelmakers showed. Violent protests and calls for boycotts of Japanese products across China in mid-September, after Japan nationalised two disputed islands, caused a drop in sales of Japanese cars there, as well as in domestic car output, in the quarter to December. ...

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