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SoftBank's Son seizes initiative with US investment pledge

Japanese tech tycoon may have eye on second shot at T-Mobile

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son's promise of a massive investment in the U.S. could be an effort to pre-emptively sway President-elect Donald Trump's technology policy and revive the Japanese tech giant's hopes of reshaping the American mobile industry.

Son met with Trump in New York on Tuesday afternoon local time, pledging to spend $50 billion over four years and create 50,000 jobs. SoftBank will invest actively in the U.S. again, Son said.

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