Feb 15, 2018

Tepco to use SoftBank's driverless bus to transport Fukushima workers

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is set to pick a driverless electric bus made by a SoftBank Group Corp. unit to transport those decommissioning its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, informed sources said. The bus service will start this spring, transporting workers within ...

SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son eyes telecoms IPO within 2018

/ Feb 7, 2018

SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son eyes telecoms IPO within 2018

SoftBank Group Corp. said Wednesday that it wants to list its Japanese telecoms unit this year, a move toward completing its transformation from a domestic telecoms upstart into one of the world's biggest technology investors. SoftBank hopes to list shares of its core Japanese telecoms ...

SoftBank to take majority stake in Line mobile unit

/ Feb 1, 2018

SoftBank to take majority stake in Line mobile unit

SoftBank Group Corp. said it has agreed to take a majority stake in Line Corp.'s mobile unit for an undisclosed sum. The deal, to be finalized around March, will give SoftBank Corp. — the Tokyo-headquartered telecom and technology conglomerate's mobile phone subsidiary — 51 percent ...