Huawei plans to spend close to US$10 billion on procurement in Japan this year – more than double the amount it spent two years ago – and even more in 2020
This should make Japan Huawei’s largest national supplier now that United States suppliers of electronic components and software have been forced to cut off one of their best customers. American companies sold about $11 billion worth of products to Huawei in 2018.
Liang also told his audience – which included representatives of Fujifilm, Furukawa Electric, Mitsubishi Electric and Tohoku University (known for its Department of Electronic Engineering) – that Huawei can continue to operate without US suppliers, that Japan plays an important role in its supply chain and that Japan is an important market for Huawei.
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