NHN Japan, operator of Japanese popular messaging application LINE divided a company into 2 from April 1. They are NHN Japan and LINE. Well, LINE became the company name at last.
LINE Corp. set them mind to LINE, social curation service NAVER Matome and blog service livedoor blog. And NHN Japan devotes itself to a game.
This is important to LINE. NHN Japan is a subsidiary of Korea's NHN. Therefore many overseas sites introduce LINE when it is Korean messaging apps. In addition, there are the people who recognize that LINE is Korean apps, and don't use it in Japan8Unfortunately there are the people who discriminate a Korean and Korea in Japan). However, actually, LINE is developed in Japan. It is a good opportunity to appeal to them for it that LINE became the company name.