SoftBank and Line enter talks to form a new tie-up

Business / Tech Nov 13, 2019

SoftBank and Line enter talks to form a new tie-up

SoftBank Group Corp. is looking to reach an agreement with Line Corp. on a comprehensive partnership or acquisition through its group firm that runs Yahoo Japan, it was learned on Wednesday. Softbank wants to strengthen its internet and smartphone related services by tapping into the ...

Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line

Business / Corporate Jun 20, 2019

Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line

Line Corp., the nation's largest messaging app, is close to obtaining a license to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, according to people familiar with the matter. The Financial Services Agency could issue the license as early as this month, with exchange operations starting a ...

Business Feb 4, 2019

PayPay to launch second rebate campaign valued at ¥10 billion

Japan-based smartphone payment service provider PayPay Corp. says it will launch another campaign Feb. 12 to give its users reward points worth a total of ¥10 billion. The campaign by the joint venture between SoftBank Group Corp. and Yahoo Japan Corp. will provide shoppers with ...