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From veggies to weddings, Japan enjoyed diverse IPOs in 2016

After years of game and biomedical listings, locally focused companies venture in

A supermarket's Nousouken station, where shoppers can buy farm-fresh produce directly.

TOKYO -- Companies selling farm-fresh vegetables, performing wedding services and providing temporary staffing of middle-aged and elderly workers were among the smorgasbord of IPOs Japan saw in 2016, its most diverse year since 2007.

Of 33 business sectors, 18 were represented in listings last year. JMC, a manufacturer dealing in sand casting, made the first listing in the nonferrous metals category since 2008.

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