Massachusetts Financial Services plans to launch five mutual funds in Japan early next year, giving the Boston fund company full-fledged entry into fund management there.

Last week it got regulatory approval to manage retail funds in Japan and hopes to sign agreements with six distributors by the time the funds are opened to investors, said Robert Di Bella, president of Massachusetts Investment Management Co., the Japanese unit.

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