Japan stock surge

Flush companies on the hunt for investors

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TETSUJI SANTAZONO, Nikkei senior staff writer

TOKYO -- At a press conference on Jan. 28 at the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Osamu Aoyama, president of business suit retailer Aoyama Trading, unveiled a three-year business expansion program that includes mergers and acquisitions. He also presented a plan to boost the company's return o...