Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revealed on Tuesday that US technology giant Apple Inc. will establish a new research and development (R&D) center in Japan.
The R&D facility, one of the biggest in Asia, will be set up in Yokohama City, vicinity of Tokyo, Abe said in a stump speech for the election campaign due Sunday.
"Foreign companies have begun investment in Japan. Apple has decided to carry out cutting-edge research and development in Japan, "Abe said.
Meanwhile, Apple separately said in a statement, "We are excited to expand our operations in Japan with a new Technical Development Center in Yokohama, which will create dozens of new jobs. These new positions join our many employees in Japan, including eight retail stores."