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Startup funding by Japan's major companies shatters record

Corporate venture capital investment surges 91% in 2018 as more players emerge

Tokyo's Roppongi district is home to many startups. Companies are turning to outside technologies and ideas to fuel growth. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TOKYO -- Investment in startups by major Japanese enterprises nearly doubled in 2018 as businesses turned to outside technologies and ideas to fuel growth in a fast-changing environment.

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