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Apple to build a new research and development facility in Yokohama, Japan

Apple is building a new research and development center in Japan. The facility will apparently be located in the city of Yokohama.

We first heard that Apple would be building a new R&D facility in Japan back in December.

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Apple and IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps now localized for Japan

IBM Japan, in partnership is Apple, has announced the localization of MobileFirst for iOS apps for the Japanese market.

The Apple + IBM partnership was created to bring world-class app design and development to enterprise, and make iPhone and iPad deployment as deep as it was wide. A large part of that is going to be international, and it's beginning with seven apps localized for Japan: Advise & Grow (Banking and Financial Markets), Trusted Advice (Banking and Financial Markets), Retention (Insurance), Case Advice (Government), Sales Assist (Retail), Pick & Pack (Retail) and Expert Tech (Telecommunications).

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Apple said to be preparing new R&D facility in Japan

Apple is reportedly preparing to build a new research and development facility in Japan. The new facility will apparently be on par with the larger R&D operations in other parts of Asia, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo told a crowd at an election rally, according to Reuters:

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iPhone growth strong in Japan, boasting 69% market share

Apple's Q1 2014 earnings are out, and an early highlight on the conference call was talk of how well iPhone has been doing in Japan. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer cited the new partnership with NTT Docomo, along with continuing strong relationships with KDDI and Softbank for the strong growth iPhone showed in the country.

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Apple Japan hosting the "Lucky Bag" New Year sale on January 2

Apple has confirmed on its Japanese website that the now annual "Lucky Bag" New Year sale will return for 2014 on January 2. For one day only, Apple will be hosting discounts on products for Japanese customers, but the highlight is the 36,000 Yen Lucky Bag, which will be available again in limited quantities.

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iPhone said to be coming to NTT DoCoMo this fall

NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest mobile carrier, will reportedly carry the iPhone starting this fall. While talks between Apple and NTT DoCoMo have been reported for awhile, it now seems that the deal is done. NTT DoCoMo has struggled against rivals that do carry the iPhone, according to Nikkei:

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest carrier, reportedly in talks to carry the next iPhone

A new report has suggested that the largest cellular carrier in Japan, NTT Docomo, is in talks with Apple over carrying the next iPhone. Rival carriers KDDI and Softbank – recent acquirers of Sprint – already carry the iPhone. From Sankei via Bloomberg:

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iPad sales in China and Japan more than doubled since last year

In today's conference call after the Q2 2013 fiscal results, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer revealed that Apple products are selling like gangbusters in East Asia. In China and Japan both, iPad sales more than doubled this quarter from the quarter the year prior. In China specifically, iPad sales were up 138% from last year.

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Apple becomes top-selling phone manufacturer in Japan

According to recent market surveys, Apple has become the top-selling phone manufacturer in Japan. The iPhone was the best-selling phone in Japan in 2012, allowing Apple to capture 15% market share. This puts them just ahead of Sharp and Fujitsu, both Japanese firms and both holding 14% of the market. Counterpoint Technology Market Research believes that the increase in iPhone sales was due to heavier marketing by KDDI and Softbank, Japan’s second- and third-largest carriers, respectively:

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Hundreds of iPhone 5 units stolen in Japan and UK

The iPhone 5 is just barely available to the public and already two high-volume burglaries have cleared out the inventory in some stores. In the UK, an O2 store assistant from Ilford is suspect of stealing some 252 iPhone 5 units and an unspecified amount of cash from the store's safe at around 1:30 AM this morning.

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