Microsoft Japan

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Microsoft Japan Co. Ltd
Native name
Founded February 20, 1986
Headquarters Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Yasuyuki Higuchi,[1] President & CEO
Number of employees
1,793 (2006)[2]
Parent Microsoft
Microsoft Development Co. Ltd
Native name
マイクロソフト ディベロップメント
Founded November 16, 2005
Headquarters Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Shunichi Kajisa,[3] President and Representative Director
Number of employees
371 (2006)[4]
Microsoft Japan's former head office in Odakyu Southern Tower.

Microsoft Japan, officially Microsoft Japan Company, Limited (日本マイクロソフト株式会社, Nihon Maikurosofuto Kabushiki Kaisha), is a subsidiary of Microsoft based in Japan. Their headquarters are at Shinagawa[5] district of Tokyo.


  • May 13, 2005 - Yoshihiro Maruyama presented the Xbox 360 to the public.


From 2004 to 2009 the company sponsored the Microsoft Cup, a knockout rugby football tournament contested by the best Japanese teams from the Top League.


  1. ^ "Yasuyuki Higuchi - Microsoft Japan President and CEO". Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "日本マイクロソフト株式会社 会社概要". Retrieved 3 July 2006. 
  3. ^ "Shunichi Kajisa: Microsoft Japan". Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "マイクロソフト ディベロップメント株式会社 会社概要". Retrieved 3 July 2006. 
  5. ^ "マイクロソフト日本法人、来年2月に本社を品川に移転". Retrieved 4 April 2012. 

External links

  • Official website (in Japanese)
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