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NHN Japan to Hold Conference ‘Hello Friends in Tokyo 2012′ for Free-Calling and Messaging App “LINE”

June 14, 2012

TOKYO, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — NHN Japan Corp. announced on June 14 that it will hold a conference on July 3 regarding its free-calling and free-messaging app “LINE” at Shibuya Hikarie Hall (Tokyo, Japan). At the conference, titled ‘Hello, Friends in Tokyo 2012′, NHN Japan will give details about increasing the commercialization of LINE’s services through the development of its platform integration, as well as its vision of LINE’s future.

Since the launch of LINE on June 23, 2011, this communication app has proven popular both in Japan as well as in the Middle Eastern and East Asian regions and is currently used in over 230 countries. On June 6, 2012, in a little over 11 months since the launch of the service, the total number of registered users exceeded 40 million worldwide with 18 million in Japan. To mark LINE’s first year of service on June 23, NHN Japan has decided to hold this conference to announce its strong commitment to further develop LINE as a platform for other services, and introduce its business strategy, new services and new business partnerships.

A live worldwide broadcast of this conference will be held in English and Japanese.
URL: http://line.naver.jp/2012/en

*Attendance by invitation only. Contact details follow.

*’Hello Friends in Tokyo 2012′ Conference Details:
Date & Time: July 3, 2012 (Tue), from 1 pm – 3 pm
Place: 9F Shibuya Hikarie Hall, Hikarie Hall A (Shibuya, Tokyo 2-21-1)

*Information
– LINE’s Business Until Today
Akira Morikawa – CEO, NHN Japan Corporation
– LINE’s Concepts – New Services and Platform Integration
Takeshi Idezawa – Director/Head of Web Services Business Division, NHN Japan Corporation

Jun Masuda – Executive Officer/CSMO, NHN Japan Corporation
– Introduction of New Business Partners and Corporations on stage
– Q and A session / Photo session

About NHN Japan Corporation
NHN Japan is the local affiliate of Korea’s premier Internet company, NHN Corporation. NHN Japan is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, with Akira Morikawa as CEO.

SOURCE NHN Japan Corporation


Source: PR Newswire