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Japan wades into crowdfunding world

Companies look to new source of capital and expanded investor base

JVC Kenwood used a crowdfunding campaign to raise over 20 million yen to develop new in-ear headphones.

TOKYO -- Fintech is changing the way companies around the world finance operations and make investments. In Japan, a growing number are turning to the web to raise capital needed for developing new products and services, with crowdfunding in particular rapidly gaining currency. 

Individuals are also seeing more options for investing their money. 

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