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Rakuten's Hiroshi Mikitani set to be big winner in Lyft's impending initial public offering

Business / Financial Markets Mar 2, 2019

Rakuten's Hiroshi Mikitani set to be big winner in Lyft's impending initial public offering

by Devon Pendleton, Tom Metcalf and Anders Melin

A Japanese retail billionaire, rather than a Silicon Valley wunderkind, is the biggest beneficiary of Lyft Inc.'s impending initial public offering. Hiroshi 'Mickey' Mikitani's e-commerce group Rakuten Inc. owns 13.1 percent of the ride-hailing company, offering documents show. That would be worth more than $2.9 ...

Business Mar 2, 2019

Former Takata employees accused of insider trading

The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission has accused nine former employees of Takata Corp. of insider stock trading in connection with the firm's bankruptcy. The commission recommended Friday that the Financial Services Agency impose a total of ¥7.73 million in fines on the former Takata ...

Editorials Mar 2, 2019

Revamping the law school system

The government is reviewing the education system for the legal profession. It needs to do a better job this time around then it did a couple of decades ago.

Uighur restaurants in Tokyo: Finding heaven through food

Food & Drink Mar 2, 2019

Uighur restaurants in Tokyo: Finding heaven through food

by Carla Rodriguez

The Xinjiang region of China goes relatively unnoticed for its distinct cuisine, though it has certainly garnered international attention in other respects. Xinjiang, China's westernmost province, is home to some 11 million Uighur Muslims. The province butts up against the borders of multiple countries, including ...

Kosuke Ishii ignites high-flying Jets

Basketball / B. League Mar 2, 2019

Kosuke Ishii ignites high-flying Jets

by Ed Odeven

Chiba Jets Funabashi perimeter marksman Kosuke Ishii had the hot hand early in Saturday's contest. The 31-year-old shooting guard took four shots in the first period. He made them all, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range against the visiting Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka. By the end ...

Vissel edge Sagan on David Villa's goal

Soccer / J. League Mar 2, 2019

Vissel edge Sagan on David Villa's goal

by Dan Orlowitz

The fireworks around the Noevir Stadium pitch lit up as the players made their entrance. The fireworks on the pitch took slightly longer. With an open roof and a number of upgrades in place for this fall's Rugby World Cup, the hallowed Kansai ground played host ...