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SoftBank's Son embarks on power grid project spanning Northeast Asia

SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son, left, appears before the press after signing a memorandum of understanding on March 30 in Beijing with officials from Chinese, South Korean and Russian power companies.

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son is known for coming up with grand projects that can seem far-fetched at times.

     His latest endeavor is to build a large wind power farm in Mongolia and transmit electricity generated there -- enough to supply roughly 6.25 million households -- to Japan and other countries in Northeast Asia through an interconnected power grid that will include undersea power cables.

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