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'I had a chance to invest in Amazon, Google and Baidu': SoftBank's Son

Billionaire 'embarrassed' by failures, but confident in Uber and WeWork

SoftBank Group chief Masayoshi Son, 62, fears that Japan could end up a forgotten island nation. (Photo by Kazusato Murata)

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son laments missed chances to invest in Amazon.com and Google while they were smaller players and says he is embarrassed by his businesses' paltry growth compared with the tech giants.

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