Amazon marketplace was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994. Amazon started to launch their Amazon.co.jp, a Japanese language site, to serve Japan and Japanese-language speakers around the world in Oct.31,2000.
Japan was being Amazon.com’s largest export market, with 193,000 customers and annualized sales of US $34 million. In July 2013, Amazon Japan KK and Amazon Data Service Japan KK, which support the operation of the general online store Amazon.co.jp, established an Osaka branch to further reinforce product sales services and Amazon wen service in Western Japan.
The companies established the Osaka branch to expand new sellers in western Japan, provide business support for existing sellers, and to expand the product mix of“Nippon Store”which handles local delicacies and specialty products from all over Japan on Amazon.co.jp.