Kakaku.com,Inc. has been doing its business in domestic market very long time since its establishment, year 1997.
Now our price comparison web-site, kakaku.com is viewed by approximately 45 to 47 million people in monthly basis while tabelog.com’s monthly users are already 52 million people.
Very recently we expanded our kakaku.com-like services aboard to Phillipine, Thailand, and Indonesia under the name of Priceprice.com (its webservers are in Japan and no expatriates or rep office overthere. All its operations are done in Japan.) .
Though its traffic is still very small when you compare it with kakaku.com, its growth rate is very high as shown on alexa.com.
Because I myself used to be expatriate in the past and witnessed that so many Japanese companies tried to penetrate into foreign markets and failed, this company was and still is conservative about going out abroad. But from now on, we would accelerate such activity a bit while mitigating risk tied to it.
I am looking forward to talking about this including more details very soon.