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Disaster-prone Japan doubles as real-world test lab for US startups

AI predicts damage from temblors, tsunamis and typhoons

TOKYO -- Ahmad Wani, the CEO of One Concern, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to gauge what kind of damage a disaster might leave behind, founded his company in California, no stranger to wildfires, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

But One Concern now finds itself as part of a trend in which U.S. startups with disaster-mitigating technologies are coming to Japan to prove themselves.

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