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More big companies gobbling startups for tech, talent

Venture-focused M&A deals surge more than sixfold in four years

Online ticket seller Hunza was acquired by Mixi in 2015; now their employees work side by side.

TOKYO -- Large corporations are increasingly acquiring or investing in Japan's startups to get their hands on fresh technology and talent, speeding expansion into new fields and helping drive the country's cycle of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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