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Takafumi Horie

Takafumi Horie is a web entrepreneur best known for his role as the founder of web portal site Livedoor. The young self-made businessman made headlines in the nation's newspapers after unsuccessfully attempting to buy the Kintetsu Buffaloes baseball team and after the 2005 hostile takeover attempt of Fuji Television where he acquired a large number of shares in Fuji Television. He is currently working on the space travel project "Japan Space Dream ― A Takafumi Horie Project" and plans to launch a manned rocket within five years.

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