Tim Cook is visiting Japan and investing time to fortify its position in the country. Japan is a country where Apple products consistently fly high.
When the Apple iPhone is experiencing a bumpy journey around the world the CEO is paying more attention in Japan.
Cook visits Nintendo and met Shinzo abe
This is the first time Tim Cook is visiting Japan as Apple CEO. He visited the headquarters of Japan’s consumer electronics company Nintendo Co. And the following day he met Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan in Tokyo on Friday.
Abe and Cook talked about Apple’s development center in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. However, as Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga informed, the Apple development center is to open in December.
He further said, “The drift of the conversation was about collaborating with Japanese firms on their new service,” Suga, who attended the meeting, told reporters afterward. Abe responded that Apple should “cultivate even deeper ties with Japanese firms as we begin development at the new facility.”
42% mobile users in Japan used iPhone last year, 2015 means a large portion of the mobile market belongs to Apple. According to MM Research Institute Ltd., for the last four years, Apple is the market leader in Japanese mobile market.
Midst sluggish iPhone sales Cook is visiting Japan. In fact, the visit became more significant as Apple has lost ground in China.