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Space exploration captivates the world's entrepreneurs

Japan lagging behind, but ventures starting to bear fruit

Yuya Nakamura, founder and CEO of Axelspace

TOKYO -- Ultrarich entrepreneurs are often fascinated by space exploration. Among them are Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and CEO Jeff Bezos.

This is especially true of Tesla CEO Elon Musk who as a child was fascinated by "Star Trek", the American science fiction television series.

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