Yesterday, Yahoo Japan (Japanese only) released a press release basically stating that earnings in this country skyrocketed from April to September 2007.
According to Yahoo, sales went up 17,2 percent to 117,74 billion yen (compared to the same time frame in 2006). That is 1 billion USD (720 million Euros)! Sales from advertising alone soared 27 percent to 54 billion Yen (473 million USD/332 million Euros)
Yahoo said that compared to the same time frame last year their net profit rose 9,2 percent to 29,27 billion Yen (254 million USD/178 million Euros).
Read a little more about Yahoo Japan in this post (please scroll down).