|When Yamashina Makoto decided to manufacture outside Japan, he knew just the place where toymaker Bandai should build a plant. "China," says the CEO. "It has 300 million children 14 years and younger, almost three times Japan's entire population.
Bandai's first non-Japanese manufacturing center opened in the Fujian town of Fuzhou in 1985.
When China Fuman Toys celebrated its 10th anniversary, it was employing 2,000 workers in three factories.
One of ten Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Ultraman toy figures it makes is sold in China. The others go to the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the rest of Asia.