*Update as of September 10, 2019
Reception of new application for using Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API has closed on September 9, 2019.
Reception of new application for new API will start when Yahoo! JAPAN Ads API beta release.
Please check more details on the announcement.
Q: How long does it usually take to start using API for Yahoo! JAPAN promotional Ads after the application?
A: It will take about one month from applying to start using API.
Q: How can I prepare a press release to announce the contract of Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API has completed?
A: Before you issue a press release related to our services, we need to confirm first the anouncement detail.
Please contact us via the Inquiry page.
Q: How can we change the person in charge?
A: Please refer to the Yahoo! Business Manager Help (*) and go through the necessary procedure.
Q: Is it possible to continue using API after business ownership transferred?
A: Please contact us via the Inquiry page.
We will confirm the information you provide and will respond you about the possibility.
Please note that we have to have your business information as much as NDA basis, thank you for your cooperation.
Q: Do we need to re-contract after changed our business department for API regulation?
A: The agreement of Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API service is made by a company.
On the change of business department, you do not need a new contract.
Q: What's the "License type" described on the License Notification document?
A: "License type" is the type of uses on the issued API account. The license type is assigned to all API accounts, and it defines the feature access.s.
Q: What should I do to cancel the contract of Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API service?
A: Please contact us via the Inquiry page with one month notice.
Q: What kind of procedures is needed to get information related to additional features or maintenance?
A: We send notifications to the registered email address that has been submitted to Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API.
If you want to receive them in another e-mail address, please go through the necessary procedure in Promotional Ads API Email setting.
Q: Are there any restrictions to outsource the application development?
A: Please make sure if there is an NDA contract between the contractor of Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API service agreement and the outsourcer, which is similar to the NDA stated on the service agreement between your company and Yahoo! JAPAN, as the first step.
Then, contact us the outsourcer information via the Inquiry form, and order the development to the outsourcer.
Please note that you are not able to outsource the development to be reused the application by the outsourcer. Before you make a contract, you have to confirm whether the developed application is delivered to you as your own property.
Q: Is it possible to issue multiple API accounts when we develop and operate multiple applications?
A: When you operate multiple application which runs separately, you may be able to use an additional API account.
Please contact us via the Inquiry form filled out the application overview.
Q: Can we provide an install-based application?
A: As a general rule, you are not able to provide the install-based application which incorporates the license information.
Q: Are there any restrictions to use the third party application?
A: We only admit your proprietary application.
As a general rule, you are not able to use the application which other company owns the propriety right.
For more details, please check API Usage Guidelines or contact from Inquiry page.
Q: Can I share the data aggregated by API to the system provided by a vendor?
A: You are not able to reuse the data aggregated by API on the vendor's system.
You are also not allowed to implement a feature to reuse such data.
Q: We currently use the API as an agency. How can we use the API as a service provider?
A: You need to have a different license from the one as an agency. Please submit a new application from the special form.
We will have a qualification check after we receive your request. We possibly decline the offer for the license type and the additional request based on the reviewing result, thank you for your understanding.
Q: We use API as a service provider. Can we sell our application using API to the other company? Or can we provide the application as a service?
A: You are not allowed to sell or provide the API license in the form of an install-based application to use your application. You must not sell or transfer the API license.
If you use API as a service provider, you are allowed to provide your application as a service to end users.
Q: Can I use official logo of Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API?
A: Unfortunately, we do not provide official logo.
Q: Can I share the authentication information with subcontractors?
A: You are able to share the following information with subcontractors.
- License Key (16 digits. Shown on API License Notification mail)
- API Account ID (16 digits. Shown on API License Notification mail)
- API Account Password (Please set up by API Management Console）
Complete the authentication procedure for Yahoo! JAPAN Business ID, then set the password for API Account by API Management Console.
*Please confirm the detail before sharing the information to the subcontractor.
*Please provide the information to the subcontractor at your own responsibility.
*Do NOT share Yahoo! JAPAN Business ID and the password to other person.
Q: How many API program types are available? What's the difference between them?
A: There are two program types, "Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API Lite" and "Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API".
The request restrictions depend on the program types. See the following page to learn more details.
For new customers who applied to Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API, the program type "Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API Lite" is set as default.
To request a change of program type, click the following link and visit the inquiry form.
Change Request for API program type
*To use the license of "Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads API", you need to meet required conditions.
*We conduct a predetermined review, when applying for a license.