Twitter has raised the curtain on a new and somewhat unexpected partnership with Yahoo Japan, according to a blog post today (in both English and Japanese) on Twitter’s blog.
“We are excited to announce that Tweets will be integrated into various services on Yahoo! Japan, beginning with real-time results pages,” the microblogging giant revealed Tuesday. “This partnership will allow Twitter content to reach even more users in Japan, one of our biggest international markets.”
According to a report from Tech Crunch, the deal is potentially bigger than most realize, as there is a large and rapidly growing population of Twitter users in Japan – a nation that already enjoys a great relationship with Twitter.
Twitter’s mission is to instantly connect people everywhere to what’s most meaningful to them. We believe that a partnership with a strong web platform such as Yahoo! Japan will help us fulfill this mission for the Twitter Japan community.
News of the freshly unveiled partnership between Twitter and Yahoo Japan comes on the heels of Twitter’s recently announced deal with NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest carrier. NTT DOCOMO will now include Tweets in the carrier’s “i-mode portal search results.”