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Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.
Native name
Yamato Hōrudingusu kabushiki gaisha
Company typePublic KK
TYO: 9064
HeadquartersGinza, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Toshizo Kurisu, President
RevenueJP¥ 1,625,315 million (2019) [1]
JP¥ 58,345 million (2019) [1]
JP¥ 54,259 million (2019) [1]
Total assetsJP¥ 1,123,659 million (2019) [1]
Total equityJP¥ 565,841 million (2019) [1]
Number of employees
171,888 (2018)

The Yamato Transport Company, Ltd. (ヤマト運輸株式会社, Yamato Un'yu kabushiki gaisha, YTC) is one of Japan's largest door-to-door delivery service companies, with a market share of 41%,[2] competing closely with Sagawa Express and Nippon Express. Their head office is in Ginza, Tokyo. The company's trademarked term for their express door-to-door delivery service, TA-Q-BIN (宅急便, takkyūbin) was used, with permission, in the original Japanese title of Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin, lit.'Witch's Express Home Delivery') (in which Yamato is a co-producer) instead of the generic term takuhaibin (宅配便). Takkyūbin is sometimes used in Japan as a generic term for all express home delivery services, but the company defends the trademark to avoid it becoming genericized.

The company's logo is a yellow oval with a black cat carrying her kitten in her mouth, symbolizing the company's promise that they take care of items entrusted to them as though the items were their own family. The company is often colloquially referred to as 黒ねこ (Kuroneko) which means "black cat" in Japanese. The logo is as familiar in Japan as the Coca-Cola logo is in the United States.[citation needed] The logo was developed by founder Yasuomi Ogura.[3]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2019. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Yamato Transport Co. Ltd". International Directory of Company Histories. 1992.
  3. ^ "About Us". Yamato Transport Europe BV. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.