Line Corporation

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Line Corporation
Native name Line 株式会社
Type subsidiary
Industry Internet and Telecommunication
Founded Tokyo, Japan (September 4, 2000 (2000-09-04))
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Area served worldwide
Key people Morikawa Akira CEO
Products Line, Naver, Livedoor
Revenue ¥12,596,190,000 (2013-14)
Employees 644
Parent Naver Corporation
Subsidiaries Line Plus Corporation
Line Business Partners Corporation
DataHotel Co., Ltd.

Line Corporation is a Japanese company, a subsidiary of South Korean company Naver Corporation. The company's business is mainly associated with the development of mobile applications and Internet services.[1]


Line Corporation was founded on September 4, 2000, as Hangame Japan Corporation. On August 24, 2003, the company was renamed as NHN Japan Corporation. From April 1, 2013, the company is traded as Line Corporation.[2]



Line is a smartphone app which allows users to make calls and messaging with other Line users, both nationally and internationally. The service was launched in June 2011, and it is being used in 230 countries around the world.


Naver is a popular search engine in Japan and Korea.


Livedoor is a Japanese web portal. It also operates a blogging service, Livedoor Blog, as well as a news portal Livedoor News.


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