Stories by Michele M. Yamada

ValueClick Japan Starts Strong

ValueClick Japan, a subsidiary of the U.S. online advertising company ValueClick, made a strong debut on Wednesday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's "Mothers" market for high-growth stocks.

Global B-to-B Venture to Launch in Japan

Japan's two major commercial traders, Itochu and Marubeni, and three big banks unveiled their plan to create a company by August that would handle all paperwork for international trade on the Internet.

Global B2B Venture to Launch in Japan

Japan's two major commercial traders, Itochu Group and Marubeni Corp., and three large banks unveiled their plan to create a B2B (business-to-business) company by August that would handle all paperwork for international trade on the Internet.

NTT Unit Buys Stake in Dutch Carrier

Japan's top cell phone carrier, NTT DoCoMo Inc., announced Tuesday that it has acquired a 15 percent stake in the Dutch carrier KPN Mobile NV for about $4.6 billion. This would be the biggest overseas investment for the cellular phone unit of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, Japan's largest telecommunications company.