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Exclusive: Billionaire founder fights back for control of Japan's Universal

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By Emi Emoto and Nathan LayneTOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly three months after his ouster from the board at Universal Entertainment Corp , billionaire Kazuo Okada is fighting back to try to regain control of the $2.2 billion (1.67 billion pounds) Japanese gaming group. At a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday, Okada is expected to say he has reinstalled himself as director of Okada Holdings Ltd, the Hong Kong parent of Universal, according to a person close to the 74-year old tycoon. That development, which the person said was made possible by a recent change of heart by Okada's ...

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 06:54 IST