Safety and security is the top priority for families in Japan, especially in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. This partnership will provide millions of Japanese families with greater peace of mind when they are apart by allowing them to view loved ones on a map, check-in with the touch of a button, message each other via private chat, and even send a panic alert in an emergency.
We are also excited to be delivering some specialized features for the Japanese market. Yahoo! Japan and Life360 are partnering with local schools to become the official safety app for families and are also working with police departments across the country to make sure that users have relevant crime and safety information.