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Japanese startup funding surges 8-fold over 5 years

Fintech players gain from cash influx as venture capital outpaces IPO funding

Mobile payments company Origami secured funding last year from investors including an arm of Toyota Motor. (Photo courtesy of Origami)

TOKYO -- Investment by Japanese companies in domestic startups has swelled by more than eight times over the past five years, topping the amount raised through initial public offerings in fiscal 2018, as big businesses scramble to tap fresh sources of innovation.

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