Microsoft HoloLens comes to Japan, pre-orders start in December 2

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Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to engage with your digital content and interact with holograms in the world around you. It has specialized components—like multiple sensors, advanced optics, and a custom holographic processing unit—enable us to go beyond the screen.

Microsoft has been working with this ambitious device for so many. Last month, HoloLens Development Edition and Microsoft HoloLens Commercial Suite availability has come in Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom – now in Japan.

We continue to be inspired by the work developers and customers are doing with HoloLens across the globe. Japan is no different. One of the companies already innovating with HoloLens is Japan Airlines. By using HoloLens, Japan Airlines has developed two proof-of-concept programs to provide supplemental training for engine mechanics, and for flight crew trainees who want to be promoted to co-pilot status. We are very excited to have them on this holographic journey with us.

It has been inspiring to see what has been created by our commercial partners and the team remains in awe of the way developers are using HoloLens. We can’t wait to see what everyone in Japan creates when they get their hands on HoloLens. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @akipman. I’m excited to build this future together with you!

Pre-orders kick off in Japan on December 2, and the headset will be exclusively available from the Microsoft Store. With no specific date yet, but shipments should arrive in 2017.

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