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Revolutionizing Baseball Viewing with AR Glasses

From April 3 to 4, 2024, a pioneering trial took place at Fukuoka PayPay Dome (now MIZUHO PayPay Dome FUKUOKA) to demonstrate a new way to experience baseball game viewing with augmented reality (AR). Get a first hand look at how this adva…

An Engineer's Rise to the Rank of AWS Jr. Champion with 12 AWS Certifications

Ginga Miyata, an engineer at SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434), was selected for the 2023 Japan AWS Jr. Champions, a program that chooses young engineers in their first to third working year who have demonstrated a certain degree of technical s…

SoftBank Corp. FY2023 Earnings: Exceeding Upwardly Revised Forecasts, Investing in Generative AI for Growth

On May 9, 2024, SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) President & CEO Junichi Miyakawa presented earnings results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2024 (FY2023). At the press conference held in Tokyo, Miyakawa said that for FY2023, revenue (6,08…

SoftBank Corp. Launches Development Project in Collaboration with Microsoft Japan to Optimize its Call Center Operations with Generative AI

In March 2024, SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) announced it is aiming to further enhance its call centers for mobile, fixed-line and Internet communication services in Japan by using generative AI. To achieve this goal, it is launching a join…

Visitors to Japan from 11 Countries and Regions Can Make Cashless Payments by Using PayPay’s QR Codes

2023 was a banner year for tourism in Japan as COVID-19 subsided and Japan re-opened its borders. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, visitor arrivals to Japan in December 2023 were 2.734 million, a record high for Decemb…