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[7:30 AM]
Things Look Good In Japan Part IV- Not Enough English Software/Hello Kitty iMac
JP tells us that things are ok, but he would like to see some English language Mac software as well as a Pink "Hello Kitty" iMac. This letter is quoted verbatim.

"Hi, just read Carlos' assessment of the mac situation in Japan, and it looks right to me. i would like to add 2 things : there are a lot of gaijin in Japan, Tokyo mainly, but it's close to impossible to find any english mac software - including OS 8.5. It's a bit of a drag to once in a while stumble on some dusty program in english from 2 years ago, at twice the price of the current version in any other country. So who's going to open a english soft shop here?

Also, i live close to Osaka : the main mac store there is Mac Nomiya in DenDen Town ( where the vendors stink BIG time, though chances are they are as awful in the Windoze locations ). The store is much more crowded than a year ago, thanks to the iMac effect, young Japanese girls and guys mostly, which brings me to Carlos' idea of a pink iMac. It's a stroke of genius! A pink iMAc would just fly off the shelves in Japan. Please tell Steve to DO IT NOW !!! And for those of you who know a little more about what works here, what about a "I-Love-Kitty" iMac ?

Now of course, we can just wait for some windoze guys to paint their crappy wares pink and flood Japan with them. We would look stupid, wouldn't we ?

Bye,

jp"


The Japan Report
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Things Look Good In Japan Part V- Make The P1 In Different Colors Too - 2/8/99

Things Look Good In Japan Part IV- Not Enough English Software/Hello Kitty iMac - 2/8/99

Things Look Good In Japan Part III - iMacs Plentiful, Selling Well - 2/8/99

Things Look Good In Japan Part II - Canadian Says Japan Is Better Than Home - 2/8/99

Things Look Good In Japan Part I - Mac Store "The Place" To Be - 2/8/99

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The iMac Kicks Butt In Japan Too - 2/4/99

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