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Japan's richest man quits board of SoftBank after turbulent year

Dec 28, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

JAPAN'S richest man is set to step down from the board of SoftBank after 18 years to focus on growing his fashion business following a whirlwind year for the technology conglomerate's start-up empire.

Tadashi Yanai, the billionaire founder of Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing, has been a key member of Soft-Bank's board, having joined as a non-executive director in 2001. He was one of three external board members.

But Mr Yanai, 70, who has close ties to SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, has b...