Masayoshi Son, CEO of Japanese Internet, telecoms and investing giant, SoftBank, made former Google executive Nikesh Arora president and tipped him as a likely successor as the firm announced expectation-beating operating profits of $8.
Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) will mark his fourth appearance in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, just two years after his Like Father, Like Son took the jury prize there and got picked up by Steven Spielberg for a DreamWorks remake.
Against the background of a culture that traditionally places great importance on consensus and conformity, Japan has produced maverick filmmakers who grab the attention of cinephiles around the globe.
Nintendo on Thursday reported a return to a full-year profit, its first year of black ink since 2011, helped by the weak Japanese currency and unveiled a partnership with the theme parks arm of Comcast-owned NBCUniversal that will see some of its franchises turned into resort attractions.
A full-scale and scaly Godzilla head was unveiled 170 feet (52 meters) above Shinjuku, central Tokyo on Thursday evening, as the "King of the Monsters" was granted official residency and made a tourism ambassador of the district he has destroyed a few times in his films over the years.