Mercari buys auction app Sumaoku in Japan by Tariq Ahmed Saeedi in Financials / Deals 22 Feb 2017 Mercari, Japan-based mobile flea market, acquired Zawatt, which owns pre-loved auction app Smaoku. This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Daisaku HaradaFrilmercariOhacoRakumaRakutenSumaokuWishScopeZawattZawatto Co Tariq Ahmed Saeedi Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.