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For SoftBank chief Son, all the world's a platform

Aggressive investment strategy aims to fuse internet and real world

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son speaks at a news conference in March in Tokyo. (Photo by Keiichiro Sato)

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group's Vision Fund is best known for investing in high-tech fields, such as self-driving and robotics startups, but it also puts money into retailers and consumer-facing companies to create synergies.

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