Japan's travel security info service to cover Line users

National May 5, 2020

Japan's travel security info service to cover Line users

The Foreign Ministry's email-based security information service for Japanese travelers overseas will become available for users of the Line free messaging app. By improving user convenience, the ministry hopes to encourage people making foreign trips to register for the service, ministry officials said. The ministry aims ...

Fear of GAFA said to be behind Yahoo Japan-Line merger

Business / Corporate Nov 25, 2019

Fear of GAFA said to be behind Yahoo Japan-Line merger

A sense of crisis about the strength of Amazon.com, Apple and other information technology giants apparently hurried Line Corp. and Yahoo Japan parent Z Holdings Corp. into arranging their merger, which will create Japan's biggest internet services group. But it will not be easy for ...