Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Japan Inc. is a Japanese multinational information technology company founded on September 2, 1998. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Yahoo Japan's business consists primarily of the advertising and information services provided. Globally, Yahoo has approximately 240 million monthly unique visitors and it has offices in 16 countries.


Yahoo! Japan was a founding member of Rakuten, a Japanese e-business association led by CEO Hiroshi Mikitani, in February 2010; this occurred after Rakuten withdrew from the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) in June 2011 and made moves to become the Japan Association of New Economy as a rival to Keidanren. Yahoo! Japan withdrew from the e-business association in March 2012 and it joined Keidanren in July 2012.

One of its primary businesses, originally the Yahoo! Japan search engine was a directory–type search engine, similar to Yahoo! in the United States. A crawler–type search engine was used as well, and as the popularity of the crawler–type search engine gradually increased, after October 3, 2005, Yahoo! Japan began utilizing only the crawler–type engine. On June 29, 2017, Yahoo! Japan announced that the directory-based search engine "Yahoo! Category", which had been in operation since its establishment, would be abolished on March 29, 2018. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


Yahoo! Japan GyaO: A video on-demand service that has included programs such as Calimero, Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel, Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto, Jormungand, Kyorochan, Musashi Gundoh, Nyanpire, PRODUCE 101 JAPAN, Real Drive, The World of Golden Eggs

Ymobile: Ymobile Corporation (ワイモバイル株式会社), stylized Y!mobile, is a subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank Group Corporation that provides mobile telecommunications and ADSL services. The current CEO of the company is Ken Miyauchi. It was formed in 2014 through the merger of Willcom and eAccess, and uses the Y! moniker brand from Yahoo! Japan, which is partly-owned by SoftBank. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


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