Yahoo! Japan

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Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation
ヤフージャパン株式会社
Yahoo Japan logo.png
The wordmark matches the pre-2009 English Yahoo! logo.
Yahoo! JAPAN.png
Screenshot of yahoo.co.jp home page
TypePublic
Traded asTYO: 4689
JASDAQ: 4689
Foundation dateJanuary 31, 1996 (1996-01-31)
HeadquartersMidtown Tower, 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
No. of locations2 (Nagoya and Osaka)
Key peopleMasayoshi Son
(Chairman)
Manabu Miyasaka
(President and CEO)
RevenueIncrease¥292,423 million (FY 2010)
Operating incomeIncrease¥159,604 million (FY 2010)
Net incomeIncrease¥92,174 million (FY 2010)
Total assetsIncrease¥471,745 million (FY 2010)
Total equityIncrease¥385,105 million (FY 2010)
OwnerSoftBank (35.45%)[1]
Yahoo! (34.74%)
Employees3,876 (as of June 30, 2011)
SubsidiariesNetrust, Ltd.
Websitewww.yahoo.co.jp
Alexa rankSteady 17; 1: Japan (December 2013)[2]
Type of siteweb portal
Registrationoptional
Available inJapanese
LaunchedApril 1, 1996
Current statusactive
 
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Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation
ヤフージャパン株式会社
Yahoo Japan logo.png
The wordmark matches the pre-2009 English Yahoo! logo.
Yahoo! JAPAN.png
Screenshot of yahoo.co.jp home page
TypePublic
Traded asTYO: 4689
JASDAQ: 4689
Foundation dateJanuary 31, 1996 (1996-01-31)
HeadquartersMidtown Tower, 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
No. of locations2 (Nagoya and Osaka)
Key peopleMasayoshi Son
(Chairman)
Manabu Miyasaka
(President and CEO)
RevenueIncrease¥292,423 million (FY 2010)
Operating incomeIncrease¥159,604 million (FY 2010)
Net incomeIncrease¥92,174 million (FY 2010)
Total assetsIncrease¥471,745 million (FY 2010)
Total equityIncrease¥385,105 million (FY 2010)
OwnerSoftBank (35.45%)[1]
Yahoo! (34.74%)
Employees3,876 (as of June 30, 2011)
SubsidiariesNetrust, Ltd.
Websitewww.yahoo.co.jp
Alexa rankSteady 17; 1: Japan (December 2013)[2]
Type of siteweb portal
Registrationoptional
Available inJapanese
LaunchedApril 1, 1996
Current statusactive

Yahoo! JAPAN Corporation (ヤフージャパン株式会社 Yafū Japan Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese internet company formed as a joint venture between the American internet company Yahoo! and the Japanese internet company SoftBank. It is headquartered at Midtown Tower in the Tokyo Midtown complex in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo.[3]

History[edit]

Yahoo! and SoftBank formed Yahoo! Japan in January 1996 to set up the first web portal in Japan. Yahoo! Japan went live on April 1, 1996.[4]

Yahoo! Japan was listed on JASDAQ in November 1997. In January 2000, it became the first stock in Japanese history to trade for more than ¥100 million per share. The company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in October 2003 and became part of the Nikkei 225 stock market index in 2005.

Yahoo! Japan acquired the naming rights for the Fukuoka Dome in 2005, renaming the dome as the "Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome". The "Yahoo Dome" is the home field for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, a professional baseball team majority owned by SoftBank.

Industry body affiliation[edit]

Yahoo! Japan was a founding member of Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani's Japan e-business association in February 2010, but 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. It joined Keidanren in July 2012.[5]

Whale-meat controversy[edit]

In 2012 the Environmental Investigation Agency revealed that Yahoo! Japan was allowing affiliates to sell whale meat, including that of the endangered Fin whale, on their site.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Status of Shareholders (As of March 31, 2012)". Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Yahoo.co.jp Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Company Info." Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved on April 30, 2009.
  4. ^ Matsutani, Minoru, "Yahoo Japan: Same name, very different company", Japan Times, 24 April 2012, p. 3.
  5. ^ The Daily Yomiuri Keidanren welcomes new member Yahoo August 1 2012 Retrieved on August 1, 2012
  6. ^ "Yahoo! linked to whale meat sales". Retrieved 7 August 2012. 

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