Since our founding in 2004, we have been developing businesses using the internet. We have sought to improve our corporate value by expanding our current core businesses, namely the advertising business and the media business.
We operate our advertising business with a focus on affiliate advertising, a market that is expected to grow steadily, and social advertising, a market that is showing a high level of growth. We provide comprehensive services, supporting customers in processes from strategy planning to operation. In addition to supplementing resources for customers' advertising operations, we provide distinctive services that identify and solve the problems our customers face in attracting their own customers or promoting sales and that plan advertising strategies based on our customers' business and marketing strategies — consulting services aimed at maximizing the effect of advertising. By providing these services, we will establish our position in the internet advertising market and increase profits.
In the media business, we operate "Omiai", a dating and matchmaking app that has been used by more than 5 million people. While the market continues to grow at a high rate due to the increase of companies providing dating services, competition in the market is expected to grow even more fierce. We will therefore enhance our services and increase our visibility to potential customers. We will also continue our efforts to improve the image of the overall dating service market, to make dating services widely accepted by society and help solve social issues such as the declining marriage and birth rates.
Recent years have seen people's lives and values change, reflecting worldwide progress in digital transformation (DX) centered on technologies such as IoT, big data, AI, and 5G, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social activities and the economy. We will also focus on creating new business opportunities by watching for changes in people's lifestyles and the ways that businesses are operated.
By operating our businesses in this way, we will strive to achieve sustainable growth from a medium- to long-term perspective. I greatly appreciate your continued support.