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December 2, 2010
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Received an Answer from the Japan
Fair Trade Commission about an Application
for Review to the Alignment of Yahoo Japan
Corporation and Google Inc.

We hereby notify that on this day Rakuten, Inc. (“Rakuten,” Chairman and CEO: Hiroshi Mikitani, Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) received an answer from the Japan Fair Trade Commission about an application pertaining to the alignment of Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google Inc., pursuant to Article 45, Paragraph 1 of the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade.


We believe that the alignment of these two firms requires further in-depth discussions and review by relevant parties to encourage the continuous sound development of the Japanese internet services market.

 

 

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