From iMacs to Big Macs: Apple Japan President to take McDonald’s Japan CEO job

“Apple Japan Inc.’s President may be trading iMacs for Big Macs after he steps down from the computer company later this month,” Martyn Williams reports for IDG News Service. “McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. is ready to offer Eiko Harada the position of CEO, a company spokesman said Friday. Harada recently signaled his intention to step down from Apple Japan and is expected to leave the company shortly. In a letter sent to business associates, a copy of which was obtained by IDG News Service, he said he was looking forward to a challenge outside of the IT industry.”

“If he moves to McDonald’s Japan he may find that challenge. The fast-food operator is locked in a fierce price battle with domestic rivals and is currently reeling from the hit to consumer confidence from a ban on imports of U.S. beef and bird flu, which has recently occurred in chickens in Japan and other Asian nations. It is forecasting a net loss of


  1. Maybe he can facilitate an iTunes Music Store giveaway for MacDs in Japan as soon as it is available. I am into Macs, big and otherwise. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. i don’t eat much meat, and my name is not on the mcD menu, and i don’t live in japan… but i do use macs so i guess its still news ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

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