Yahoo Japan Launches Blogs in Beta

When did Yahoo Japan launch a beta set of blogs? Last night?
Much like MSN, it looks like Yahoo’s pulled together a nice blogging beta over in the land of kanji–a follow up to their 2003 launch of blog tools with Yahoo Korea.
According to Japanese blogger, this is a recently launched beta; townboy says the system allows publishing 2GB size photos.
None of the newswires or tech sites seem to have anything on this yet but the site looks great. Iit is exciting to think about how blogs can integrate with the My functions and other community focused apps as Yahoo moves these products out into other countries (like the US) and builds them up further.