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Japan venture capital funding slips as funds brace for China risk

Trade war and high valuations prompt first drop in over three years

A robotic arm developed by Tokyo-based Meltin MMI, which raised around $18 million in the last quarter of 2018. (Photo by Mamoru Yago)

TOKYO -- Quarterly venture capital investment in Japan has fallen for the first time in more than three years as investors worry about the country's exposure to a slowing Chinese economy and other risks.

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