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Rebel CEO of defunct Livedoor still shoots for the stars

Fails and jail have yet to deter the colorful entrepreneur and his space startup

Takafumi Horie has always had lofty goals, first as head of a well-known internet services company, now as founder of space startup Interstellar Technologies.

TOKYO -- Some people always have stars in their eyes. Take Takafumi Horie, poster boy for Japan's cocky yet savvy high-tech entrepreneurs of the early 2000s who rose to riches on the back of the internet boom.

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