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SoftBank's Masayoshi Son in his own words — all 303,513 of them

Business Aug 6, 2018

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son in his own words — all 303,513 of them

Masayoshi Son has a lot going on these days. The SoftBank Group Corp. founder oversees the largest technology fund in history and is putting money into ride-hailing, e-commerce, digital payments, satellites, semiconductors, agriculture and cancer detection — just for starters. How to make sense of it ...

Japan's robots stepping up to fill worst labor shortage in 40 years

Business Dec 7, 2017

Japan's robots stepping up to fill worst labor shortage in 40 years

While people fret about robots taking human jobs, machines in Japan are stepping in to fill vacancies amid the worst labor shortage in more than 40 years. That is creating an opportunity for up-and-coming startups focused on automating warehouse tasks. Nitori Holdings Co., the nation's ...