Jan 27, 2016

Yahoo Japan defends online ivory sales as criticism grows

Yahoo Japan said Wednesday it is strengthening policing of illegal ivory on its online commerce site as criticism grows it is supporting a trade that fuels the slaughter of wild elephants. A spokeswoman for the company said it prohibits sales of raw ivory and ...

Sep 7, 2015

Yahoo Japan loses 2.58 million emails due to system glitch

Yahoo Japan Corp. said about 2.58 million messages addressed to some 970,000 account holders in its free email service were lost in late August due to a computer system problem. The company apologized for the inconvenience to users. It said Sunday it will set ...

BuzzFeed coming to Japan in Yahoo partnership

Aug 18, 2015

BuzzFeed coming to Japan in Yahoo partnership

BuzzFeed says it will launch a Japanese news website in a partnership with Yahoo Japan, the latest step in a global expansion push. The announcement Monday marks a departure from practice for the social news website, which has gone it alone in launching in ...

May 22, 2015

Yahoo Japan names SoftBank's Nikesh Arora as chairman

Yahoo Japan Corp. has announced that Nikesh Arora, vice chairman of its biggest shareholder, SoftBank Corp., will replace Masayoshi Son as chairman, subject to shareholder approval at the company’s annual general meeting in June. Son, who has been chairman since July 1996, will remain ...

Aug 12, 2014

Yahoo Japan to start genome analysis service

Major Internet portal Yahoo Japan Corp. said Monday that it will start a genome analysis service in October. Users will receive the results of analyses showing the degrees of risk they face for lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and strokes as well as information ...

Ymobile touts simplicity, low fees in smartphone war

Jul 17, 2014

Ymobile touts simplicity, low fees in smartphone war

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New mobile phone entrant Ymobile Corp. unveiled monthly fixed-price service plans Thursday that include voice calling and Internet access to woo newcomers to smartphones with simpler and cheaper contracts. The SoftBank subsidiary, launched in June in a merger with eAccess, which runs Emobile, and ...

Yahoo launches online death-planning service

Jul 17, 2014

Yahoo launches online death-planning service

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The Internet has made it easier to plan everything from travel and weddings to careers. Now it is helping people prepare for what they may be the most reluctant to face: death. Yahoo Japan Corp. this week launched the service Yahoo Ending (ending.yahoo.co.jp), a ...

Yahoo won't buy EAccess

May 19, 2014

Yahoo won't buy EAccess

Yahoo Japan cancels a controversial plan to acquire eAccess from parent SoftBank after deciding the two can better achieve their goals separately while cooperating in other ways.