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Looking ahead 2018

Can Japan produce a tech unicorn in 2018?

Tokyo must encourage cash-rich companies to back start-ups

| Japan
Mercari, an e-commerce marketplace for secondhand goods, is the only known Japanese entity that qualifies as a unicorn.

The hottest topic in Silicon Valley is the rise of the so-called unicorns -- privately held tech companies valued at $1 billion or more -- in many of the globe's leading economies.

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