The current wordmark matches the pre-2009 English Yahoo! logo.
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Type of site
|Traded as||TYO: 4689
|Founded||April 22, 1996|
|Headquarters||Kioi Tower, Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, 1-3, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|No. of locations||2 (Nagoya and Osaka)|
|Owner||SoftBank Group (42.9%)|
|Key people||Masayoshi Son
(President and CEO)
|Revenue||¥292,423 million (FY 2010)|
|Operating income||¥159,604 million (FY 2010)|
|Net income||¥92,174 million (FY 2010)|
|Total assets||¥471,745 million (FY 2010)|
|Total equity||¥385,105 million (FY 2010)|
|Employees||5,518 (As of September 30, 2015)|
|Alexa rank|| 15 Worldwide
1 Japan (November 2015[update])
|Launched||April 1, 1996|
Yahoo! Japan Corporation (ヤフー株式会社 Yafū Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese internet company originally formed as a joint venture between the American internet company Yahoo! (now Altaba) and the Japanese company SoftBank. It is headquartered at Kioi Tower in the Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho complex in Kioicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo. Yahoo! Japan's web portal is the most visited website in Japan, and its internet services are mostly dominant in the country.
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.
Since 2010, Yahoo! Japan's search engine has been based on Google's search technology. In exchange, Google receives user activity data from Yahoo! Japan's various products.
In 2016, Verizon Communications announced the purchase of Yahoo!'s core internet business. Yahoo! Japan is not affected as it is held as a separate 35% stake, and will therefore stay with Yahoo! Inc (renamed Altaba Inc.) and SoftBank. Yahoo! had been declining in popularity and economically since the late 2000s, but the situation has been quite the opposite for Yahoo! Japan, which continues to dominate Japan's internet industry.
Following the sale Yahoo! Japan will continue to use the name Yahoo! under license from Verizon Communications, the current owner of Yahoo!'s core assets.
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.
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