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Japan's space startups see promise in Southeast Asia

Geography and an open market are attractive to out-of-this-world newcomers

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TOKYO Japanese space startups are rapidly expanding in Southeast Asia, attracted by the wealth of opportunities in the region.

The Southeast Asian market offers a wider range of opportunities than Japan's government-oriented space industry. It is also far less controlled by the military and the government than is the case in China and India, creating a better sales environment than either of those markets.

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