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The surprise departure of Nikesh Arora, heir apparent at SoftBank Group Corp., highlights a problem many Japanese companies face: passing the reins to a successor.

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, 58, said Tuesday he wants to remain at the helm of the company he built from a computer software distributor into one of Japan’s largest telecommunications and investment groups, while Arora aspired to be chief executive officer more quickly.

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