It's Tough Being an Angel in Japan

Ex-banker Yukio Iura is determined to teach his countryfolk that it's O.K. to put their money into fledgling companies -- carefully

You'd think entrepreneur Yukio Iura would be a proponent of saving money. After all, he was a top banker at the Bank of Japan and other lending institutions for 34 years in a land where his countrymen have socked away some $6 trillion in low-interest savings accounts. But you'd be wrong. Actually, Iura thinks the Japanese obsession with saving is "scandalous."

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