Shunichi Ozasa

For Shunichi Ozasa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Softbank shares dive as Son the 'gambler' bets on Sprint

Oct 16, 2012

Softbank shares dive as Son the 'gambler' bets on Sprint

Softbank Corp.’s Masayoshi Son has a history of picking winners. Investors say his latest choice may not be a repeat performance. Son’s $20 million investment in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. may now be worth as much as $10 billion, and his $1.2 million purchase ...

May 22, 2012

DoCoMo targets 50% stake in smartphones

NTT DoCoMo Inc., the nation’s biggest mobile-phone company, expects to increase its smartphone sales to more than half of the national total this fiscal year as it introduces new models, the company’s finance chief said. The market share will rise from 46 percent in ...

Uniqlo's bet on tennis ace Nishikori pays off

Jan 28, 2012

Uniqlo's bet on tennis ace Nishikori pays off

Kei Nishikori’s historic run at the Australian Open generated a torrent of publicity for his sponsor, Fast Retailing Co., but Sony Corp. and Adidas AG both missed out after declining to renew endorsement deals with Japan’s top tennis player. NHK purchased the rights to ...

Uniqlo billionaire Yanai goes back to the basics

Dec 7, 2010

Uniqlo billionaire Yanai goes back to the basics

Tadashi Yanai, Japan’s richest man, used advice from management guru Peter Drucker to build his Uniqlo clothing empire. To pull out of a slump that’s hammered profits and shares, the billionaire is revisiting the lessons. Yanai, 61, founder and president of Fast Retailing Co., ...

CEOs learning 'globish' to expand overseas

Sep 16, 2010

CEOs learning 'globish' to expand overseas

Oki Matsumoto, chief executive officer of online trader Monex Group Inc. and a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner, has a solution to the stagnant economy: Learn “globish.” Matsumoto holds regular parties at the Tokyo-based company where employees must speak globish, or global English, ...