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Amazon takes on Japan's business-to-business market

US behemoth enters office-supply field already dominated by domestic rivals

Amazon Japan President Jasper Cheung stands between Director Ken Hoshi, left, and Steve Frazier, vice president for Amazon Business International, Wednesday in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- Amazon.com has launched its business-to-business operation in Japan, where the U.S. tech giant is expected to carve out space against long-established rivals well-versed in this country's corporate norms.

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