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Japan's 'modern wheelchair' wins Pioneers Asia competition

TOKYO -- A venerable Tokyo banquet hall called Happo-En was the scene of a lively awards ceremony on Wednesday. The Pioneers Asia startup event welcomed many companies from Asia and Europe, and Japan's electric wheelchair maker Whill won the main competition among the 24 finalists.

     Pioneers Asia was organized by Japan's Nikkei and Vienna-based startup-event producer Pioneers.

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