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Takahiko Hyuga
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 6, 2020
SoftBank startup Oyo slashing footprint and head count in Japan
The moves extend its ongoing effort to downsize internationally as it adapts to a tourism industry crushed by the coronavirus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 13, 2020
Masayoshi Son’s $2 billion guarantee at risk as virus sickens SoftBank star Oyo
Just nine months ago, Masayoshi Son publicly declared Ritesh Agarwal one of the star entrepreneurs backed by his SoftBank Group Corp. The billionaire boasted that Agarwal’s Oyo Hotels & Homes was poised to overtake the biggest hotel chains in the world just a few years after its founding.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 18, 2020
Masayoshi Son's big real estate venture with Oyo runs into real problems in Japan
Last March, months before the meltdown at WeWork, Masayoshi Son worked through the prospects for another one of his favorite portfolio companies — a startup from India called Oyo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 11, 2020
Paul Singer versus Masayoshi Son: Billionaires playing nice — for now
Paul Singer earned his reputation as a take-no-prisoners brawler by challenging the interests of Argentina's government and South Korea's family businesses. With his latest investment, though, the American activist investor appears to be taking a more collaborative approach.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 16, 2019
Masayoshi Son's bankers worried about their favorite client
Masayoshi Son's bankers are taking a hard look at their most important client.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 9, 2019
SoftBank will have 'last laugh' on WeWork deal, analyst predicts
SoftBank Group Corp.'s massive investment in WeWork triggered a multibillion-dollar write-down and a rare apology from founder Masayoshi Son. But one analyst argues the deal is likely to work in the end and SoftBank will have the "last laugh."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2019
Spritely seniors in Japan signing up to deliver on foot for Uber Eats
Uber Technologies Inc.'s strategy for Japan, where ride-sharing is banned, is as unique as the country itself — think grandma in running shoes delivering ramen noodles.
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2019
SoftBank Vision Fund weighs backing Vaak's crime-busting tech
Vaak Inc., a Japanese start-up backed by SoftBank Group Corp., said that it is lining up a ¥2 billion ($18 million) cash injection in August and that the Vision Fund could provide further funding, as the company takes its violent crime prevention software global.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 19, 2019
Private equity sees hot opportunity in Japan's traditional onsen inns
For Japan's growing flood of foreign tourists, one of the top internet search terms is onsen, the traditional hot springs where travelers have soaked since the days of the samurai. Now some of the world's oldest businesses are attracting big new money.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 10, 2018
Ex-Goldman trader Yuzo Kano is hiring old rivals to build a cryptocurrency empire in Tokyo
Yuzo Kano is trying to build a global cryptocurrency powerhouse, one former financier at a time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 8, 2018
Nomura apologizes to investors burned in bet against VIX ‘fear index’
Nomura Holdings Inc. issued an apology after investors in a $300 million product betting on low volatility were all but wiped out during this week's stock market turmoil.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 30, 2018
Bible of Japanese stocks gets hot, suggesting nation's brokerages will prosper
Things are looking up for Japan's biggest brokerages, if demand for a well-known stock handbook is any guide.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 29, 2017
Nomura CEO targets U.S. in push that could include acquisitions, and puts European ranks on notice
Nomura Holdings Inc. is getting serious about shedding its perennial underdog status in the U.S.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 27, 2017
MUFG brokerage manager claims paternity harassment led to unpaid leave
Glen Wood, an equity sales manager at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., filed a harassment claim against the brokerage and asked a Tokyo court to order the firm to withdraw its decision to put him on unpaid leave.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2017
Mizuho is reportedly readying AI platform for trading before EU's MiFID overhaul
Mizuho Financial Group Inc. will start artificial-intelligence trading to bolster its Japanese equity business, according to people with knowledge of the plan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 11, 2017
TV ads for Japan Post's ¥1.3 trillion share sale will target individual investors
Japan Post Holdings Co.'s underwriters will seek to attract retail investors to its ¥1.3 trillion ($12 billion) public offering, betting they will shrug off the stock's slack performance and market anxiety over North Korea.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 19, 2017
Japan brokerages face industry audit in wake of Nomura breach
Japanese securities firms face an inspection by the industry association into their compliance with insider rules after Nomura Holdings Inc. discovered it breached laws governing the handling of nonpublic information.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 10, 2017
Barclays on a hiring binge in Japan after cash equity exit
Barclays PLC is on a hiring spree to boost its investment banking and market operations in Japan, one year after it shut its cash equity business and cut 120 jobs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2017
Nomura looks to bolster compliance after breaching Japanese law, sources say
Nomura Holdings Inc. plans to bolster internal controls after finding that it breached securities laws in its handling of nonpublic information about a company it took public last year, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 9, 2017
Nomura said to be in breach of securities law after probe
Nomura Holdings has determined that it breached securities laws in its handling of nonpublic information about a company the firm took public last year and plans to report the issue to regulators, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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