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Yahoo Japan says to adopt Google's search engine

TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) - Yahoo Japan 4689.T, Japan's biggest Internet portal operator, said on Tuesday it will adopt U.S. rival Google Inc's GOOG.O search engine and advertisement delivery system and provide Google with its data.

In contrast, partner Yahoo Inc YHOO.O has teamed up with Microsoft Corp MSFT.O in search technology.

The deal will not affect the position of Yahoo Inc as the Japanese firm’s strategic partner or Yahoo Inc’s stake in Yahoo Japan, Yahoo Japan said in a statement.

Yahoo Inc is Yahoo Japan's second-biggest shareholder after Softbank Corp 9984.T. (Reporting by Yumiko Nishitani)

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