SoftBank’s maestro has America and China singing his tune

July has seen an intensification of the trade war between the US and China.

Most business people are worried but not, it seems, Japan’s richest man Masayoshi Son.

He’s found another ingenious way to bring profits to his enormous technology conglomerate, SoftBank.

He’s using Chinese money, channeled through New York, to increase SoftBank’s stake in Asia’s internet empire.

Read how Mr Son does it, in this week’s Japan Story blog.


Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.