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What do Riyadh's reformer and SoftBank's Son have in store?

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Sept. 1.

TOKYO -- Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince, has been making the global rounds to promote his plan for reforming the kingdom's economy and society. His recent visit to Japan included meetings with a host of industry leaders. One unexpected name stood out on his itinerary: Masayoshi Son, the chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group.

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