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Old 11-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #54679
Rich B
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mgorman sez:

"I thought I had read the Japanese Steel isn't as cheap to produce as elsewhere in the world being on an island of limited resources. "

You read right, Japanese steel is some of the most expensive in the world. It isn't just resources, labor is high, Japanese mills tend to be older, labor is high, and the Japanese oddly, resist using some modern equipment that is very efficient, since it isn't made in Japan
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