LinuxPR: Red Hat Announces New, Expanded Operations in Japan

“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.”