“Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is lavishing more attention on Japan,” Yuji Nakamura and Emi Nobuhiro report for Bloomberg.

“A day after visiting Nintendo Co. headquarters in Kyoto, Cook met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday,” Nakamura and Nobuhiro report. “The two discussed Apple’s development center in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, which is scheduled to open in December, according to Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. It was Cook’s first trip to Japan since taking the helm at the world’s biggest company by market value five years ago, according to a Facebook post from Japan’s Cabinet.”

“Apple’s devices accounted for 42 percent of Japan’s mobile market in 2015, the company’s fourth year as the country’s leading supplier, according to MM Research Institute Ltd. Within smartphones, its grip was even tighter at 53 percent,” Nakamura and Nobuhiro report. “Apple also held the largest share of tablets in the country last year, accounting for 40 percent of the market, according to the researcher.”

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto during Japan visit – October 13, 2016