Apple building massive new R&D center in Japan, says prime minister

Media in Japan are reporting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during a campaign speech that Apple is building a large new research and development center in the country. Abe reportedly said the center will be among Apple’s largest in Asia. Japan has been one of the strongest markets for Apple’s iPhones in recent years.
“Apple has decided to undertake cutting-edge R&D in Japan,” said the Jiji news service, according to Reuters. “It will be formally announced soon.”