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Press ReleaseApril 29, 2017
We regret to inform you that Mr. Masahiro Inoue, the former President and CEO of Yahoo Japan Corporation, passed away on April 25 (April 26 JST) due to a traffic accident. While thanking everyone for the kindness shown to him during his life, we hereby respectfully inform you of his passing.
NoticeJuly 27, 2016
Establishment of “YJ Tech Investment Partnership”, an investment fund specializing in big data, AI and cybersecurity, and decision to invest in 2 funds both in and out of Japan
Yahoo Japan Corporation (hereinafter "Yahoo! JAPAN") and its wholly owned subsidiary, YJ Capital Inc. (hereinafter “YJ Capital”) established “YJ Tech Investment Partnership” (hereinafter “YJ Tech”) on May 20, and has decided to make investments in 2 funds both in and out of Japan.
Press ReleaseMarch 4, 2016
Yahoo Japan Corporation (hereinafter, "Yahoo! JAPAN") is opening its base in Silicon Valley with the purpose of strengthening its technology.
In this Silicon Valley base, Yahoo! JAPAN aims to research and develop cutting-edge technologies outside Japan in specialized fields, and to reinforce the promotion of advanced developments in Yahoo! JAPAN. Three members from Yahoo! JAPAN’s Data & Science Solutions Group will be assigned to this base.
Press ReleaseAugust 18, 2015
BuzzFeed and Yahoo! JAPAN establish "BuzzFeed Japan" News Media Site, BuzzFeed for Japan to be Launched this Winter
BuzzFeed.and Yahoo Japan Corporation (hereafter referred to as "Yahoo! JAPAN") announced that they have founded a new joint venture called "BuzzFeed Japan Corporation" (hereafter referred to as "BuzzFeed Japan") and will be launching the new news media site this winter.
Press ReleaseFebruary 26, 2015
Major Renewal of Yahoo! Travel Site!
Launching Of "Yahoo! Travel Plan", an Original Lodging Reservation Product
That Has One of Japan's Highest Points Rewards Rate of "Always Over 5%"
“Yahoo! Travel”, an Internet travel reservation service operated by Yahoo Japan Corporation (hereinafter, “Yahoo! JAPAN”), has made a major renewal of its site and has launched on the sales of “Yahoo! Travel Plan”, an original lodging reservation product that has one of Japan’s highest points (T Points) rewards rate of “always over 5%”. Commemorating the renewal of the site, we will launch on a large scale points rewarding campaign from today for a limited period.
Press ReleaseFebruary 10, 2015
"YAHUOKU!" to Collaborate with Major Used-Car Auction Locations in Japan
Quality Evaluated Used-Cars will be Exhibited in "YAHUOKU!"
"YAHUOKU!", the largest Internet auction site in Japan operated by Yahoo! JAPAN, in collaboration with Lion Network Inc. (hereinafter, "Lion Network"), Japan Automobile Auction Inc. (hereinafter, "JAA") and HAA Kobe Inc. (hereinafter, "HAA Kobe") will launch a new measure whereby part of the cars dealt in the real auction locations operated by JAA and HAA Kobe will be exhibited in "YAHUOKU!" from February 19. Lion Network deals with the "YAHUOKU!" related business of GLION Group, a group that operates a new/used-car sales business across Japan. JAA and HAA Kobe, also part of the above-mentioned group, operate leading used-car auction locations (*1) in Japan.
Press ReleaseFebruary 2, 2015
Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. and Yahoo Japan Corporation will hold "Tour de Tohoku 2015" on Sunday, September 13, 2015. This will be the third "Tour de Tohoku", which is a cycling event held with the purpose of bequeathing the memory of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent restoration efforts to future generations.