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Mercari aims to build global platform, like Amazon, Google

Investors throw weight behind startup with world outlook

Mercari co-founder and CEO Shintaro Yamada at a news conference in Tokyo on June 19 (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- After landing Japan's largest IPO of the year, flea market app Mercari said it wants to build a connected commerce platform across the U.S., Europe and emerging markets.

"[Mercari will] go into countries all over the world, and let people make transactions across borders," said founder and CEO Shintaro Yamada at a media conference on Tuesday. He said U.S. tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google are among his role models.

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