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With Year’s Biggest IPO, Japan Seeks to Shake Decades of Woe

  • Japan Post's $12 billion Nov. 4 listing largest since Alibaba
  • Its `privatization is linked to the real revival of Japan'
An employee picks up mail from an automated sorting machine at a Japan Post Co. post office.
Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
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As Japan prepares this week to list the biggest initial public offering in the world since Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in September 2014, it hopes its $12 billion privatization of the postal service will help revive the country from its 20-year slump.

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