Rockets, Raptors set for two games in Japan

Basketball / NBA Mar 5, 2019

Rockets, Raptors set for two games in Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Well, it's only preseason contests this time, but Japan will host NBA games for the first time in 16 years when the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors face each other, the league announced at a Tokyo news conference on Tuesday. The teams will compete on ...

Rakuten's Hiroshi Mikitani set to be big winner in Lyft's impending initial public offering

Business / Financial Markets Mar 2, 2019

Rakuten's Hiroshi Mikitani set to be big winner in Lyft's impending initial public offering

by Devon Pendleton, Tom Metcalf and Anders Melin

A Japanese retail billionaire, rather than a Silicon Valley wunderkind, is the biggest beneficiary of Lyft Inc.'s impending initial public offering. Hiroshi 'Mickey' Mikitani's e-commerce group Rakuten Inc. owns 13.1 percent of the ride-hailing company, offering documents show. That would be worth more than $2.9 ...