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Japan has 21,066 firms founded more than a century ago and they reflect the merits of the nation’s management style, a private credit research agency said Wednesday.

There were eight firms founded more than 1,000 years ago, with Osaka-based construction company Kongo Gumi topping the list with 1,431 years of history, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said based on its survey.

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