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Fledgling Japanese fintech sector needs to 'design for global use'

Introspective goals holding Tokyo back from becoming global hub

Nobuyuki Hirano, president of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, speaks at the Fin/Sum Week 2017 forum in Tokyo on Sept. 19.

TOKYO -- For a country with such a strong reputation for advanced technology, Japan has lagged far behind its global peers when it comes to applying it to financial services.

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