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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!
Yahoo!
(now Altaba ) and the Japanese company SoftBank
SoftBank
. It is headquartered at Kioi Tower in the Tokyo
Tokyo
Garden Terrace Kioicho complex in Kioicho, Chiyoda , Tokyo
Tokyo
. Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan's web portal is the most visited website in Japan, and its internet services are mostly dominant in the country.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Industry body affiliation * 3 Design

* 4 Services

* 4.1 Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan
Japan
Mail * 4.2 GyaO
GyaO

* 5 Gallery * 6 Subsidiaries * 7 External links * 8 References

HISTORY

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

Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan
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
Tokyo
Stock Exchange in October 2003 and became part of the Nikkei 225
Nikkei 225
stock market index in 2005.

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

Since 2010, Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan's search engine has been based on Google's search technology. In exchange, Google receives user activity data from Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan's various products.

In 2016, Verizon Communications
Verizon Communications
announced the purchase of Yahoo!
Yahoo!
's core internet business. Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan
Japan
is not affected as it is held as a separate 35% stake, and will therefore stay with Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Inc (renamed Altaba Inc.) and SoftBank. Yahoo!
Yahoo!
had been declining in popularity and economically since the late 2000s, but the situation has been quite the opposite for Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan, which continues to dominate Japan's internet industry.

Following the sale Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan
Japan
will continue to use the name Yahoo! under license from Verizon Communications, the current owner of Yahoo!'s core assets.

INDUSTRY BODY AFFILIATION

Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan
Japan
was a founding member of Rakuten
Rakuten
CEO Hiroshi Mikitani 's Japan
Japan
e-business association in February 2010, but after Rakuten withdrew from the Japan
Japan
Business Federation (Keidanren) in June 2011 and made moves to become the Japan
Japan
Association of New Economy as a rival to Keidanren, Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan
Japan
withdrew from the e-business association in March 2012. It joined Keidanren in July 2012.

DESIGN

Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan
Japan
continues to use the classic website layout and logo that was used by Yahoo!
Yahoo!
internationally before modern redesigns in 2009 and 2013 respectively. However, it is translated into Japanese .

SERVICES

YAHOO! JAPAN MAIL

YAHOO! JAPAN MAIL maintains the classic look of Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Mail , but remains a separate service operated in Japan. Another notable change is the 10 GB storage limit, contrary to Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Mail's 1 TB of storage and its former unlimited storage offering.

GYAO

GYAO is a Japanese video on demand service by Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Japan.

Programs include: This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it .

* Calimero (2014 CGI series) * Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel
Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel
* Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto * Jormungand * Kyorochan * Musashi Gundoh * Nyanpire * Real Drive
Real Drive
* The World of Golden Eggs

GALLERY

*

A Yahoo!
Yahoo!
JAPAN-branded Boeing
Boeing
operated by Skymark Airlines
Skymark Airlines
at Osaka International Airport in 2000 *

The Fukuoka Yahoo!
Yahoo!
JAPAN Dome , home of the Fukuoka SoftBank
SoftBank
Hawks baseball team *

Yahoo!
Yahoo!
JAPAN neon sign in Roppongi