Anyone living in Japan will know the president of Livedoor, Takafumi Horie. He has been on television so much lately it’s amazing how he can still have time to run his businesses. He is one of the very few, Japan’s new breed of entrepreneurs.

His is a classic drop out of prestigious univeristy – start own company – become multi-millionaire story.

I can’t help admiring what he has done in such a short time. He has made his money through the Internet and is now investing in older traditional businesses such as TV networks and banks.

He is definitely someone to watch if you are interested in how the economy in Japan will evolve in the coming years.

Japan Times Feature