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SoftBank exits cellphone distributor Brightstar in telecoms sell-down

18 Sep 2020

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it would sell U.S. cellphone distributor Brightstar for an undisclosed price, marking the latest sale of telecoms assets as the Japanese conglomerate builds a cash pile.

Japan's next prime minister as a boy: good in sports, 'stiff' as actor

14 Sep 2020

YUZAWA, Japan As a boy, friends say, Yoshihide Suga - poised to be Japan's next leader - sledded down mountains in winter, ran track and field and was an avid baseball player. But his skills didn't extend as far as acting.

Ageing and empty: Japan next premier’s hometown highlights challenges ahead

14 Sep 2020

YUZAWA, Japan It's noon on a warm day in the Japanese town where Yoshihide Suga, Japan's next prime minister, grew up, but more than half the stores in a downtown shopping arcade are shuttered and sidewalks stretch empty except for the rare elderly passerby.

Japan's next prime minister as a boy: good in sports, 'stiff' as actor

14 Sep 2020

YUZAWA, Japan As a boy, friends say, Yoshihide Suga - poised to be Japan's next leader - sledded down mountains in winter, ran track and field and was an avid baseball player. But his skills didn't extend as far as acting.

Ageing and empty: Japan next premier’s hometown highlights challenges ahead

14 Sep 2020

YUZAWA, Japan It's noon on a warm day in the Japanese town where Yoshihide Suga, Japan's next prime minister, grew up, but more than half the stores in a downtown shopping arcade are shuttered and sidewalks stretch empty except for the rare elderly passerby.

Japan's next prime minister as a boy: good in sports, "stiff" as actor

13 Sep 2020

YUZAWA, Japan, Sept 14 As a boy, friends say, Yoshihide Suga - poised to be Japan's next leader - sledded down mountains in winter, ran track and field and was an avid baseball player. But his skills didn't extend as far as acting.

Ageing and empty: Japan next premier’s hometown highlights challenges ahead

13 Sep 2020

YUZAWA, Japan, Sept 14 It's noon on a warm day in the Japanese town where Yoshihide Suga, Japan's next prime minister, grew up, but more than half the stores in a downtown shopping arcade are shuttered and sidewalks stretch empty except for the rare elderly passerby.

Hip hop hooray for Japan's next PM with hometown T-shirt shout-out

12 Sep 2020

YUZAWA, Japan Yoshihide Suga, used to suits, a lectern and the trappings of the Japanese government, now finds himself on hip hop T-shirts and bags in his hometown, where the locals are celebrating the man expected to become prime minister in a few days.

Hip hop hooray for Japan's next PM with hometown T-shirt shout-out

12 Sep 2020

YUZAWA, Japan Yoshihide Suga, used to suits, a lectern and the trappings of the Japanese government, now finds himself on hip hop T-shirts and bags in his hometown, where the locals are celebrating the man expected to become prime minister in a few days.

Japan's Suga vows to put growth ahead of fiscal reform, stay course on Abenomics

09 Sep 2020

TOKYO Yoshihide Suga, on course to become Japan's next prime minister, said he would maintain incumbent premier Shinzo Abe's policy prioritising economic growth over efforts to fix the country's tattered finances.

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