Japan venture capital market to stay hot in age of AI

TOKYO -- Japan has a reputation as a difficult place for entrepreneurs to drum up money, yet startups have been striking big fundraising deals in recent years. As a major venture capital player, Jafco is in the thick of the action. The Nikkei spoke with ... ( read original story ...)

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