BUSINESS

Sep 21
SoftBank said on Saturday that it expects to book an extraordinary group profit of about 500 billion yen ($4.55 billion) related to Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding's listing in the U.S. in the first half of fiscal 2014, which started in April. (Nikkei)
Sep 20
SoftBank has no intention of selling its Alibaba shareholdings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son said, even with their value up by a factor of 4,000 from what it paid for them thanks to Friday's initial public offering. (Nikkei)
Sep 20
It would be foolish to look to Japan as a model for the future of the music industry. (fortune.com)
Sep 19
Japan's iPhone fans, some of whom had waited in line for nearly two weeks, finally got their hands on Apple Inc.'s much anticipated iPhone 6 Friday. (Wall Street Journal)
Sep 19
The United States charged seven Japanese executives with price-fixing Thursday in a long-running probe into illegal practices in the auto parts industry. (Japan Today)
Sep 19
Suzuki Motor Corp on Thursday issued a recall of 453,225 minivehicles in Japan to fix a defect in the blower fan motor of the air-conditioning unit that has resulted in three fires so far. (Japan Today)
Sep 18
Sony expects its annual loss to swell to ¥230 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business as phone sales were battered by brutal competition. (The Japan News)
Sep 17
Masayoshi Son surpassed Fast Retailing Co. Chairman Tadashi Yanai as Japan's richest person yesterday after SoftBank Corp. surged 16 percent since the start of last week. (Bloomberg)
Sep 17
The listing of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding on the New York Stock Exchange could be worth as much as 5 trillion yen ($46.2 billion) to its biggest shareholder, SoftBank. (Nikkei)
Sep 17
The number of new condominiums put on sale in the Tokyo metropolitan area dropped in August year-on-year for the 7th straight month. (NHK)
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