Takahiko Hyuga

For Takahiko Hyuga's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Masayoshi Son's bankers worried about their favorite client

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. After the costly rescue of office-sharing startup WeWork and a series of other high-profile setbacks for Son, senior executives at two of Japan's biggest banking groups have said privately they've grown less ...

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. Tokyo-based ...