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How Yahoo Japan cured its 'big-company disease'

The rebel who saw the promise of mobile and didn't want to waste it

TAKASHI SUGIMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- The younger brother, by 15 years, of SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son was recalling the first time he met Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo Inc. of the U.S. The encounter came in 1996, and "the event changed my life completely," Taizo Son said.

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