Yahoo Japan Launches Blogging Service

Yahoo Japan has launched a free blogging service according to the News.com article: Yahoo Japan launches blog beta.

Yahoo Japan Blogs users can post both text and up to 2GB of images. Yahoo Korea has offered a blogging service since August 2003.

"Yahoo has a deep history in the online self-publishing and communications space, and we continually evaluate market opportunities where we can leverage our assets to fill a market need," Yahoo spokesperson Mary Osako said. "We have not made any announcements specific to Yahoo offering blogging services in the U.S. to date."

MSN Spaces was available fin Japan prior to its December 2004 global release.