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Transcript: Warren Buffett speaks with Nikkei Asia

Legendary investor shares his thoughts on global investment, stock valuations, Taiwan

Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway's holdings in Japan's trading houses form its largest position outside of the U.S. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TOKYO -- Legendary investor Warren Buffett is in Japan this week for his first visit to the country in 12 years. The 92-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is meeting with the leaders of the companies his firm invests in: Japan's five main trading houses and a machine tool maker in Fukushima prefecture called Tungaloy.

Nikkei caught up with Buffett in a Tokyo hotel on Tuesday for an interview. Here's an edited excerpt.

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