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Ancient city of shoguns buzzes with startups

Kamakura is a hotbed for everything from policy apps to farm robots

TOKYO -- Kamakura, a city about 50 km southwest of Tokyo, attracts some 20 million tourists a year, making it one of the most popular destinations in the metropolitan area.

A lesser-known fact about the onetime political capital of Japan is that it is home to a collection of startups that took root in the early 2010s, forming what later came to be known as "Kamacon Valley," after the famed tech cluster in California.

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