Line Kabushiki Kaisha (in English Line Corporation) is based in Tokyo and is mainly associated with the development of mobile applications and Internet services, particularly the Line communication app. For the year end 31 December 2019, Line Corp employed 6,998 people throughout its operations.
Line Corp was founded on 4 September 2000, as Hangame Japan as a part of Hangame, a South Korean game company owned by NHN at the time.
As of 31 December 2019, Line Corp is a 73.07% owned subsidiary of Naver Corp. As a result, Naver Corp is considered the ultimate parent of Line Corp.
Line Corp is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol LN and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TYO) under the code 3938.