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Maezawa wants you: Japan billionaire seeks 'crew' for moon trip

Mar 03 2021

TOKYO Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Wednesday launched a search for eight people to join him as the first private passengers on a trip around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX. | Video

SoftBank aims to double PayPay users in cashless payments fight

Mar 03 2021

TOKYO, March 3 SoftBank aims to double user numbers at its PayPay QR code payment app in the next three to four years, an executive at its domestic internet subsidiary Z Holdings told Reuters on Wednesday, as it seeks to extend its lead in cashless payments.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Maezawa wants you: Japan billionaire seeks 'crew' for moon trip

Mar 03 2021

TOKYO, March 3 Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Wednesday launched a search for eight people to join him as the first private passengers on a trip around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX.

SoftBank shares hit historic high as online backers celebrate

Feb 16 2021

TOKYO, Feb 16 SoftBank Group Corp shares closed at a record high on Tuesday, surpassing a peak reached at the height of the dot-com bubble, as online backers celebrated the recovery in the value of the firm's tech portfolio.

SoftBank shares breach Y10,000, scale two-decade high, on record Vision Fund profit

Feb 08 2021

TOKYO Japan's SoftBank Group Corp shares climbed above 10,000 yen apiece on Tuesday, hitting two-decade highs, a day after the group's Vision Fund unit reported record profits as portfolio company listings accelerate.

SoftBank shares breach Y10,000, hits 2-decade high, on record Vision Fund profit

Feb 08 2021

TOKYO Japan's SoftBank Group Corp shares climbed above 10,000 yen apiece on Tuesday, hitting two-decade highs, a day after the group's Vision Fund unit reported record profits as portfolio company listings accelerate.

UPDATE 5-SoftBank's Son hails 'golden eggs' as Vision Fund rallies

Feb 08 2021

TOKYO, Feb 8 SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son boasted of delivering "golden eggs" on Monday, after his company's Vision Fund unit rebounded from a loss to record an 844 billion yen ($8 billion) third quarter profit.

SoftBank third-quarter earnings recovery seen driven by IPO boom

Feb 04 2021

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp is expected to extend earnings recovery when it reports third quarter results on Monday as frothy markets drive a rally in the value of its tech investment portfolio and offer fertile ground for listings.

Japan's animators in pencil peril over production halt

Feb 03 2021

TOKYO, Feb 3 Japan's animators are losing one of the tools of their trade after Mitsubishi Pencil said this week it would scale back a long-running line of coloured pencils.

Nintendo hikes Switch sales forecast after bumper year-end

Feb 01 2021

TOKYO Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Monday hiked its full-year forecast for Switch games console sales to 26.5 million from 24 million previously after a bumper end to 2020, buoyed by a home entertainment boom amid the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

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