Pension riches are no panacea for Japan’s startups

Japan’s small-but-growing startup scene has seen some deep-pocketed new entrants in recent years, from Sequoia Capital to SoftBank Group Corp.

Now, here comes the entrant with the deepest pockets of them all: GPIF, the world’s biggest pension pool.

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