Shares fell to ¥5,057 — the biggest intraday drop since March 2020 and part of its worst annual decline since 2006.
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The proportion of people sleeping less than the recommended eight hours is rising globally, and costs Japan as much as $138 billion in economic losses each year, according to Rand Corp.
SmartNews, which uses an algorithm to provide what it says is an unbiased, nonpartisan mix of information, is one of Japan’s most valuable startups.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is turning to a Japanese startup for help in creating maps of the wind.
Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund has poured billions into startups around the world, but so far it has made zero investments in his home country of Japan.
Business leaders don't usually mix personal interests with corporate responsibilities in order to avoid conflicts of interest, especially when there are public shareholders.
The ¥198,000 robot was a project Masayoshi Son once personally championed as a symbol of his conglomerate’s ambitions in AI and technology.
The New-York based company helps online content creators and brands promote their offerings across platforms like Instagram and YouTube, taking a share of revenue in return.
Investors are skittish about whether SoftBank will keep buying back its own stock after completing a ¥2.5 trillion allotment for repurchases.
Uber's food delivery business has surged during the pandemic, making up for losses suffered by its ride-hailing service.