Yahoo exec in charge of lucrative Japan asset departing company amid APAC woes

Kara Swisher
Naoko Okumoto
Source: Naoko Okumoto | Linkedin

Naoko Okumoto, a VP at Yahoo in charge of monitoring its key Yahoo Japan business, is leaving the company, according to multiple sources.

Based at its Sunnyvale headquarters, Okumoto has been with Yahoo since 2000, and has served most recently as the liaison between the Silicon Valley Internet giant and its lucrative Japanese asset and working on other strategic partnerships.

Okumoto is one of several top execs exiting the Asia-Pacific unit at Yahoo, which is run by another longtime exec Rose Tsou from offices in Taiwan. Stuart Sayers, CEO of Yahoo Australia left in January for a top regional job at Amazon, for example, within a year of arriving.

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