• Bloomberg


Line Corp., operator of Japan’s most popular mobile messaging service, has submitted an application for an initial public offering to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, sources said.

Line, controlled by South Korea’s Naver Corp., plans to appoint Nomura Holdings Inc. as lead underwriter for the share sale, according to the sources.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.