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Japanese startups struggle with exploitative firms and investors, JFTC finds

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 27 Nov 2020 02:15
  • 18 Feb 2021 00:39
The uphill battle for Japanese startup companies, already confined in an unaccommodating business environment, includes dealing with exploitative partnerships and contracts with large-scale companies, as well as investors who demand appraisal rights against the individual founders of startups.
These findings, from a market survey by the Japan Fair Trade Commission

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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