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Venture capitalist Anis Uzzaman has a special affinity for Japan, where he spent five years studying at a university on government scholarships. It’s for that reason he is frustrated to see many Japanese firms struggling in global competition.

“When I became a VC, I really wanted to help Japan and Japanese corporations,” Uzzaman, CEO of Silicon Valley-based Fenox Venture Capital, said in a recent interview with The Japan Times in Tokyo.

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