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    Spawned as a joint venture between Yahoo and telecom conglomerate SoftBank in 1996, Yahoo Japan owns a market leading Internet portal in its home country. Its stock has slumped this year—a result of Altaba, the successor to the U.S. version of Yahoo, deciding to offload its equity stake. Despite these headwinds, Yahoo Japan’s aggressive investment in ­e-commerce—including bolstering digital payments, turning office supplies vendor Askul into a subsidiary, and offering shopping discounts to fend off rivals like Amazon and Rakuten—­suggests signs of a renewal.

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    Company Information

    Overall Score3.2
    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    Internet Software and Services
    CEO
    Kawabe Kentaro
    Websitehttp://www.yahoo.co.jp
    Employees12,244
    HQ Location
    Tokyo
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$8,308
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$1,160
    Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$17,597