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Billionaire Taizo Son Ditches Japan to Start Afresh in Singapore

  • Brother of Masayoshi Son has plans to invest $100 million
  • Taizo Son joins Facebook co-founder in relocating to Singapore

Singapore may have just added a new tech billionaire, but it had to lure him from Japan first.

Taizo Son, who built his fortune on hit smartphone game Puzzle & Dragons, has relocated to the city-state from Tokyo and plans to invest $100 million in Southeast Asia within five years. The younger brother of SoftBank Group Corp.’s founder said in Singapore on Monday he’d become frustrated by regulation in Japan as well as the country’s education system.