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'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan animation studio mourns bright, young staff

9:13pm IST

KYOTO, Japan Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company president said on Saturday, as the death toll climbed to 34.

SoftBank raises $270 million via Seoul unit for early-stage investments

19 Jul 2019

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday its Seoul-based venture capital unit focusing on early-stage investments has raised a 317 billion won ($270 million) fund.

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son says Japan lacks investment opportunities, is AI 'developing country'

18 Jul 2019

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp founder and Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said on Thursday that there is a dearth of investment opportunities in Japan, which he said is lagging in the race to develop artificial intelligence (AI).

Most SoftBank Vision Fund investors want to join second fund - CEO Son

19 Jun 2019

TOKYO Most investors in SoftBank Group Corp's $100 billion Vision Fund want to join the group's forthcoming second fund, and discussions with those investors will begin soon, SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday.

First stop Southeast Asia: SoftBank, Toyota's autonomous car venture heads overseas

11 Jun 2019

TOKYO The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor plans to begin operating in Southeast Asia next year, in its first overseas foray, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

SoftBank, Toyota autonomous car venture to launch in SE Asia next year

11 Jun 2019

TOKYO The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor plans to begin operating in Southeast Asia next year, in its first overseas foray, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Japan business card app operator Sansan prices IPO at top of range, raises $360 million

07 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japanese business card management company Sansan Inc priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of an indicative range on Friday, a regulatory filing showed, raising 38.9 billion yen ($360 million).

Richard Branson takes satellite launch business to Japan with airline ANA

06 Jun 2019

TOKYO Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit said on Thursday it plans to bring its satellite launch system to Japan in partnership with airline operator ANA Holdings Inc, which will provide maintenance and possibly aircraft.

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