Berkshire Hathaway Buys Stakes in Five Japanese Trading Companies – The Wall Street Journal

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took stakes of slightly more than 5% in five of Japan’s most venerable corporate names with big investments in energy.

Berkshire disclosed the investments in Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co., Sumitomo Corp., Itochu Corp. and Marubeni Corp. just before the Tokyo stock market opened Monday.

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