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The latest on SoftBank Corp.'s events, conferences and initiatives.

SoftBank Corp. the Only Japan-listed Company in the Information & Communication Category to be Chosen as a “Digital Transformation (DX) 2021 Stock”

The pace of digital transformations (DX) at companies across industries has proceeded at a rapid pace in Japan and other countries thanks to advances in digital technologies, and SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) has been at the forefront of th…

OYO Hotels Japan Updates the Traditional Japanese Inn with “OYO Ryokan”

OYO Ryokan inns are furnished with newly designed furniture and accoutrements In Tokyo on March 18, 2020, OYO Hotels Japan announced “OYO Ryokan,” a new brand for Japan that follows the ethos of omotenashi--the country’s unique approach to…

In Ancient and Modern Times, Vision and Strategy are Key: Masayoshi Son and "Kingdom" Comic Book Creator in Conversation

SoftBank Academia headmaster Masayoshi Son and Kingdom manga creator Yasuhisa Hara To celebrate its 10th anniversary, on January 15 SoftBank Academia held a special fireside chat event between Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Academia’s headmaster,…

SB Drive’s Self-driving Buses to be First to Operate on Public Roads in Japan

Henri Coron (left), CBDO of NAVYA, Masahiro Hashimoto (center), Mayor of Sakai, the town that will introduce Japan’s first self-driving buses on public roads, and Yuki Saji, (second from right) SB Drive Corp. President & CEO, at press even…

Pepper Raises Plastic Pollution Awareness for Elementary Students

Pepper lectured students about marine pollution at an open classroom event held at Yoshikawa Elementary School in Kameoka City, Japan On November 19, 2019, Pepper —the humanoid robot developed by SoftBank Robotics Corp.— taught elementary …

Trains, Boats and Automobiles: MONET Participates in Tokyo’s MaaS Trial

From January 14 to 17, 2020, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government conducted a test trial for multi-modal commuting in Tokyo Bay. MONET Technologies, a SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and Toyota Motor Corporation joint venture developing on-deman…

Bringing AI and IoT Solutions to Make Indonesia's “Lippo Village” a Model Smart City in Southeast Asia

Lippo Karawaci CEO John Riady and SoftBank Corp. Vice President and Head of Global Business Strategy Hidebumi Kitahara announce their cooperation in Jakarta PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk, the largest listed property company in Indonesia, and SoftB…

Teaming with the University of Tokyo to Create an AI Research and Business Ecosystem in Japan

From left: SoftBank Corp.'s Representative Director & CTO Junichi Miyakawa and Chairman Masayoshi Son, The University of Tokyo's President Makoto Gonokami and Executive Vice President Teruo Fujii On December 6, 2019, the University of Toky…

Proud to be Recognized by ‘PRIDE Index’ as LGBT-friendly Workplace

Photo of the award ceremony For the third year in a row, SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) was awarded a gold rating--the highest ranking-- in the ‘PRIDE Index’ for its LGBT-friendly workplace policies. A conference was held on October 11, 2019…

SoftBank Signs First-round NBA Draft Pick Rui Hachimura to Promote 5G Services

SoftBank Corp. Representative Director & COO Jun Shimba welcomes Rui Hachimura as SoftBank’s new 5G ambassador On August 7, 2019, SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO:9434) held a pep rally at its Tokyo headquarters to show support for the Japan men’s ba…

Creating a Future That Others Can't Imitate: SoftBank Corp. Briefs on Q1 FY2019 Earnings

On August 5, 2019, SoftBank Corp. held its earnings results conference for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. President & CEO Ken Miyauchi discussed financial highlights, including the impact of consolidating Yahoo…

SoftBank World 2019 Event Envisions a Digital Japan

On July 18 and 19, SoftBank World 2019 showcased presentations from about 80 IT industry leaders along with 86 exhibits from companies with leading-edge technologies and solutions. The annual event held by SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO:9434) and i…

“Smartphones Offer Unlimited Possibilities”: SoftBank Corp. CEO at First Shareholder Meeting Since Listing

On June 24, 2019, SoftBank Corp. held its first Annual General Meeting of Shareholders since listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on December 19, 2018. In front of approximately 1,500 shareholders at the Makuhari Event Hall, located east of…

Positioning Service with Centimeter Accuracy to Boost Productivity in Agriculture and Construction

SoftBank Corp. held a briefing on June 3, 2019 about its upcoming positioning service in Japan that will offer accuracy centimeter-level accuracy, an advance over current services that are accurate within meters. With the coming of the IoT…

SoftBank Unveils Business That Will Provide Telecommunications Connectivity from the Stratosphere

On April 25, 2019, SoftBank Corp. held a press conference to reveal a completely new business. SoftBank Corp. announced that it is preparing a global business that delivers telecommunications network connectivity from a new frontier—the st…