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Japan aims to cultivate 20 'unicorns' to lead digital economy

Abe's growth strategy lifts regulations and tackles Google/Amazon monopolies

This hotel reception robot in Tokyo personifies Japan's hope to integrate artificial intelligence deeper into society.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's government on Monday released a growth strategy including plans to nurture high-tech startups into billion-dollar unicorns, hoping they will help propel the country to the forefront of the worldwide digital economy.

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