SoftBank taps lucrative game market

Nov 5, 2013

SoftBank taps lucrative game market

Supercell Oy started the year trying to break into the Japanese smartphone game market. By October, it had struck a deal with the nation’s second-richest man that valued the maker of “Clash of Clans” at $3 billion. The Finnish game-maker is seeking a bigger ...

Softbank, GungHo snap up Finnish firm

Oct 16, 2013

Softbank, GungHo snap up Finnish firm

Two Japanese companies have acquired control of the Finnish game company Supercell, creator of “Clash of Clans,” the Helsinki-based firm said Tuesday amid hopes of creating a global Nintendo-style brand. Softbank Corp. and GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. spent $1.5 billion to buy 51 percent ...

Softbank's Son on buying spree

Oct 16, 2013

Softbank's Son on buying spree

A day after Softbank Corp. said it was buying a majority stake in Finnish game maker Supercell, the company’s billionaire chairman and CEO, Masayoshi Son, is at it again.

Cleanup begins after Kanto tornado

Sep 3, 2013

Cleanup begins after Kanto tornado

Recovery and repair efforts continued Tuesday, a day after a tornado tore a path through Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, and Noda, Chiba Prefecture. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Agency continued its investigation into whether the tornado was produced by a supercell, the least common type of thunderstorm ...