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SoftBank's Son defends Saudi ties as kingdom-backed fund boosts profit

Nov 05 2018

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp CEO Masayoshi Son on Monday condemned the killing of a journalist by Saudi security personnel, and said his firm must carry out its responsibility to the kingdom's citizens whose money is invested in its Vision Fund. | Video

SoftBank's Saudi ties in focus as CEO Son makes first appearance since journalist murder

Nov 05 2018

TOKYO Japan's SoftBank Group Corp CEO Masayoshi Son will face questions shortly on Monday about his company's dependence on Saudi Arabia, in his first public appearance since the murder of a journalist by Saudi security forces sparked global outrage.

SoftBank's Saudi ties in focus as CEO Son makes first appearance since journalist murder

Nov 04 2018

* First appearance by CEO Son since death of Saudi journalist

UPDATE 2-Nintendo Q2 profit hits 8-year high, banks on Pokemon-powered holiday season

Oct 30 2018

* Maintained full-year sales goal of 20 mln Switch consoles (Adds further details from news conference, Sony earnings)

SoftBank's Son cancels Saudi conference speech: sources

Oct 23 2018

DUBAI/TOYKO SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, whose $93 billion Vision Fund drew nearly half its money from Saudi Arabia, canceled a speaking engagement at the kingdom's investment conference this week, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

SoftBank's Saudi ties unnerve investors as shares drop 8 percent

Oct 15 2018

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp saw its shares drop on Monday as fallout from the disappearance of a Saudi journalist spread to the Japanese conglomerate, whose nearly $100 billion Vision Fund is almost half financed by Saudi Arabia. | Video

Toyota, SoftBank in first-ever alliance, target self-driving car services

Oct 11 2018

(This October 4 story corrects paragraph 17 to show Toyota has partnership, not investment, in Didi Chuxing.) | Video

RPT-Japan clothing magnate Maezawa chases spot in business firmament

Sep 20 2018

TOKYO, Sept 20 Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's first meeting with role model and SoftBank Group Corp boss Masayoshi Son came in 2010 when they bathed together - a popular communal activity in Japan - on the 26th floor of the tech giant's headquarters.

Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

Sep 20 2018

HAWTHORNE, Calif./TOKYO SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. | Video

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