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Tennis pioneer Ishiguro dies at 80

/ Nov 10, 2016

Tennis pioneer Ishiguro dies at 80

Osamu Ishiguro, Japan's first professional tennis player after World War II and the father of actor Ken Ishiguro, died Wednesday, his family said Thursday. He was 80. Ishiguro, who hails from Nagasaki, was a quarterfinalist in men's doubles with partner Koji Watanabe and advanced to ...

Nomura-Keio fund boosts investment target for domestic startups

Aug 8, 2016

Nomura-Keio fund boosts investment target for domestic startups

by Takahiko Hyuga

Keio University and Nomura Holdings Inc. increased the fundraising goal for their venture-capital partnership by 50 percent to ¥15 billion after demand from Japanese financial firms during the first phase of financing exceeded expectations. Keio Innovation Initiative Inc., founded by Japan's oldest university and biggest ...