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China's young, job-hopping CEOs contrast with Japan's older execs

Study shows Chinese companies are more 'Western' in picking new bosses

TOKYO -- Both Japan and China have their fair share of successful CEOs. Japan claims Masayoshi Son of SoftBank, a telecommunications company, and Tadashi Yanai of discount clothing seller Fast Retailing, for example. China's Jack Ma Yun built Alibaba, a huge internet retailer. His rival, Tencent's Pony Ma, is another of the country's biggest business stars.

But a recent study has found that China and Japan go about finding new CEOs very differently. 

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