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Trading house Mitsubishi Corp. said Saturday that it successfully completed a friendly takeover of Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan Ltd., which owns more than 1,500 KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants around the country.

Mitsubishi, which already owned 31 percent of KFC Japan’s shares, will pay ¥1,947 each for a further 7.62 million shares, the bulk of which are held by U.S.-based Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporate Holdings Ltd., it said in a statement.

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