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Japan's 17 Live makes global push as Chinese platforms face crackdown

Streaming app eyes markets in India and US

Japan-based live streaming company 17 Live aims to conquer overseas markets, according to CEO Hirofumi Ono. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Japanese livestreaming company 17 Live is making a push into India and the U.S. as Chinese tech companies face regulatory headwinds at home and abroad.

17 Live recently moved its headquarters from Taiwan to Japan, where it claims to have gained the leading position in its sector since launching four years ago. Now, the aim is to conquer overseas markets, CEO Hirofumi Ono said in an interview.

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