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.
Details of the memorial ceremony, etc. are undecided and will be informed as soon as details are decided.
|Name:||Mr. Masahiro Inoue|
|Date of birth:||February 12, 1957 (Age at death: 60)|
|Date and time of death:||14:30 April 25, 2017 (06:30 April 26 JST)|
|Place and cause of death:||California, U.S.A., traffic accident|
Brief personal history of the late Mr. Masahiro Inoue
|March 1979||Graduated Tokyo University of Science|
|April 1979||Joined SORD Corporation|
|November 1987||Left SORD Corporation|
|November 1987||Joined SoftBank Research Institute|
|June 1992||Left SoftBank Research Institute|
|June 1992||Joined SoftBank Corp.|
|January 1994||Appointed Manager of the President’s Office at SoftBank Corp.|
|January 1996||Established Yahoo Japan Corporation, appointed Director|
|July 1996||Appointed President and CEO, Yahoo Japan Corporation|
|January 1997||Left SoftBank Corp.|
|June 1998||Appointed Director, SoftBank Corp.|
|June 1999||Retired Director, SoftBank Corp.|
|June 2001||Appointed Director, SoftBank Corp.|
|June 2012||Retired President & CEO, Yahoo Japan Corporation|
Retired Director, SoftBank Corp.