LinkedIn Launches in Japan

LinkedIn, a professional social networking site has announced the launching of a Japanese language version its website.

This can potentially signal a rapid growth of the network users in Asian. The California-based company has additionally established a Tokyo based office following their venture into the region.

Head of LinkedIn’s Asia operations, Arvind Rajan, strongly believes that Japan is one of the key markets for the company, as it has a large and technologically nuanced workforce. currently has 120 million members worldwide, with 20 million of these users being based in Asia and the South Pacific.

At an official press conference held in Tokyo, Arvind Rajan stated – “We think there are tremendous opportunities for growth not only in Japan but in entire region,” and added “If you look at LinkedIn’s business as a whole around the world, we feel we’re still just scratching the surface.”

LinkedIn is now professionally translated into 10 languages, with Russian, Romanian, and Turkish versions of the website being launched earlier this year.