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NoticeAugust 28, 2019

Yahoo! JAPAN to Ban Transactions of All Ivory Products in Its E-Commerce Services from November 1, 2019

Press ReleaseMay 31, 2019

Yahoo! JAPAN Concludes Official Supporter Agreement for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

NoticeMarch 9, 2018

Yahoo! JAPAN’s U.S. Subsidiary Begins Construction of a New Data Center in Washington State

Press ReleaseMay 26, 2017

Notice on the "Memorial Ceremony" for Mr. Masahiro Inoue, Former President and CEO of Yahoo Japan Corporation

Yahoo Japan Corporation will hold a "Memorial Ceremony" for Mr. Masahiro Inoue, the former President and CEO of Yahoo Japan Corporation, who passed away on April 26, 2017. Information regarding the ceremony is as follows. Please note that his funeral has already been conducted by his family members.

Press ReleaseApril 29, 2017

Notice on the Death of the Former President and CEO of Yahoo Japan Corporation, Mr. Masahiro Inoue

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 Opens a New Base in Silicon Valley to Further Strengthen Its Technological Strength

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.