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LinuxPR: Red Hat Announces New, Expanded Operations in Japan

Sep 07, 1999, 15:21 (0 Talkback[s])

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"In addition, Red Hat has named software industry veteran Masanobu Hirano as president of Red Hat Japan. Prior to Red Hat, Mr. Hirano was president of Hyperion Japan, a subsidiary of Hyperion Solutions, one of the country's most successful online analytical processing (OLAP) solution vendors. He also served as vice president and was a board member of ASCII Corporation, one of Japan's pioneering computer software companies."

"Japan has always been an important market for Red Hat Linux and open source software. With the opening of Red Hat Japan, we can better serve our Pacific Rim customers and the rest of the fast-growing Japanese open source software market," said Bob Young, CEO of Red Hat, Inc. ``As we further strengthen our ability to sell and support Red Hat Linux in Japan and the Pacific Rim, we are very excited to have a seasoned industry executive like Masanobu Hirano leading our Japanese operations."

"The demand for complete open source solutions such as Linux is on the rise in Japan, and now Red Hat Linux is there to meet this demand,'' said Masanobu Hirano, president, Red Hat Japan. ``Red Hat offers the most comprehensive solution available on the market today, and I am excited to join a recognized leader dedicated to Linux and the open source movement."

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