Microsoft Launches Windows 8 In Japan

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Left to right, Emilie Lu, system country manager of Asustek Computer... News PhotoAsia,CEO,Celebration,Computer Software,Corporate Business,Customer,East Asia,Electronics Industry,Event,Finance,Fujitsu,Horizontal,Japan,Launch Event,Manager,Merchandise,Microsoft,Operating System,Order,Panasonic,President,Small,Sony,Tokyo - Japan,Toshiba,Vice President,Windows 8Photographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergLeft to right, Emilie Lu, system country manager of Asustek Computer Japan Inc., Sakae Takatsuka, president of NEC Personal Computers Ltd., Hironori Yoshizaki, president of Epson Direct Corp., Kosuke Tanaka, president of Kouziro Corp., Takashi Hagiwara, deputy president of Sony Corp.'s Vaio and Mobile Business Group, Jiro Kobayashi, general manager od Dell Japan Inc.'s Consumer, Small and Medium Business Unit, Tadahiro Nagashima, vice president of Toshiba Corp.'s Digital Products & Services Company, Yasuyuki Higuchi, president and chief executive officer of Microsoft Japan Co., Bob Sen, president of Acer Japan Corp., Takafumi Oka, vice president of Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd., Hideaki Harada, director of Panasonic Corp.'s IT Products Business Unit AVC Networks Company, Kuniaki Saito, corporate vice president of Fujitsu Ltd., Hisato Komatsu, president of MouseComputer Co., and Akemi Watanabe, president of Lenovo Japan Ltd., celebrate during a launch event of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Microsoft introduced the biggest overhaul of its flagship Windows software in two decades, reflecting the rising stakes in its competition with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. for the loyalty of customers who are shunning personal computers and flocking to mobile devices. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images