SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Corp.

Date Founded



Tokyo Shiodome Building,1-9-1 Higashi-shinbashi,Minato-Ku,Tokyo 105-7317

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Internet Software & Services
Wireless Telecommunications
Advertising & Marketing
Computer Software
Media Conglomerates
Accounting & Financial Services
Other Business & Consulting Services
Other Manufacturing

Company Description

SoftBank Corp. engages in the provision of mobile communication, broadband, ICT solutions and telecom services. It offers the following services: smartphone, mobile and tablet devices; network and VPN services; cloud services; voice call and landline telephone services; IBM Watson; Internet of Things; digital marketing; security services; datacenter; outsourcing; and conferencing and global services. It operates through the following businesses: Consumer, Corporate, Distribution and Other business. The Consumer business handles mobile communication and broadband services, The Corporate business includes mobile communication service, network VPN service, cloud service, fixed telephone service, digital marketing, and security services for corporate customers. The Distribution business manages the wholesale distribution of software. The Other business comprises of solutions and services for online business, planning and production of digital media and digital contents. The company was founded on December 9, 1986 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer & Representative Director

Chief Operating Officer & Representative Director

Chief Scientist & Managing Executive Officer

Representative Director & Chief Technology Officer

Senior Vice President, CIO

Executive Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Senior Vice President, Head of Consumer Business Unit, Head of Product & Marketing Unit & Marketing Strategies Division Head

Board of Directors

Founder at SoftBank Group Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at SoftBank Corp.

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at SoftBank Corp.

Supervisory Officer at Nippon Life Private REIT, Inc.

Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer at Horiba Ltd.

President, Executive President, Chief Executive Officer, Representative Director at Z Holdings Corp.

Former Chief Executive Officer at TDK Corp.

Chief Operating Officer & Representative Director at SoftBank Corp.

Chief Operating Officer & Representative Director at SoftBank Corp.

Representative Director & Chief Technology Officer at SoftBank Corp.

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USEN-NEXT HOLDINGS Co., Ltd., U-NEXT Co., Ltd. purchase Softbank Corp. /Anime Broadcasting Business from SoftBank Corp.

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SoftBank Group Corp., SoftBank Corp. purchase WILLCOM OKINAWA, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP


Founder at Carmen Group, Inc.


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Beaglee Inc. Other Business & Consulting Services | Tokyo, Japan

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