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Alibaba founder Jack Ma living in Tokyo since China tech crackdown: FT

Billionaire has spent six months in Japan after largely disappearing from view

Jack Ma, billionaire founder of Alibaba Group, arrives at the Tech for Good summit in Paris in May 2019. He has been living in Tokyo for almost six months.   © Reuters

TOKYO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Financial Times) -- Jack Ma, the Alibaba founder and once the richest business leader in China, has been living in central Tokyo for almost six months, amid Beijing's continuing crackdown on the country's technology sector and its most powerful businessmen.

Ma's monthslong stay in Japan with his family has included stints in hot spring and ski resorts in the countryside outside Tokyo and regular trips to the U.S. and Israel, according to people with direct knowledge of his whereabouts.

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