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Yahoo Inc has struck new deals to offer mobile phone Web services through nine network operators across Asia, bolstering its increasing lead in the fastest growing regional market for mobile services by users.
The Silicon Valley-based Internet company also said on Tuesday that it was introducing a mobile service called Yahoo Go in traditional Chinese in Taiwan. These deals build on six earlier Asian carrier partnerships announced in June.
Yahoo Extends Mobile Carrier Deals In Asia [uk.reuters.com]
Does anyone have mobile search statistics for one or multiple Asian countries?
However, search isn't used on Japanese mobiles all that much. All providers keep their customers within walled gardens, essentially portals, that provide links to the most basic information. If you aren't on the carrier's portal you won't get traffic.
Google has tie-ups with Japan's #2 carrier AU/KDDI.