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Elon Musk's Starlink launches satellite internet service in Japan

Company offers high-speed access to remote areas

Children access the internet via Starlink in a village in Chile. The satellite-based service will tap into demand from areas in Japan suffering from spotty or hard-to-access internet service.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- U.S. entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX announced on Tuesday the launch of its Starlink internet service in Japan, making the country the first in Asia to deploy the satellite-based system.

Starlink will tap into demand from mountainous areas and remote islands suffering from spotty or hard-to-access internet service.

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