Microsoft takes over Shinjuku and Akihabara stations in Japan

Looks like Microsoft in conjunction with Fujitsu and their IS12T have launched a nice little media campaign in Japan. Focusing on two train stations, Shinjuku and Akihabara, with the former being the busiest in the world with 3.5 million travelers a day, they have managed to create a hands-on booth as well as plastering the walls with that familiar red logo. At the booth, you can play with the IS12T in addition to the Kinect, giving the daily commuter a bit of respite in between travels.

Certainly a good sign to see Microsoft stepping up their visibility on that country. See more photos at Nanapho.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Looks great!  I think something like this, even without the booth, would be awesome to do in U.S. cities with rail transportation (i.e. NY, Philly, DC, etc); that is, if they aren't doing so already :)
    I hope sales are good in Japan.
  • Man I really wish that Fujitsu phone would be released in the States.
  • I rather get the fugitsu phone than the Lumina. I have feeling it will do very well in Japan has they want a business phone and windows phone 7.5 will be good fit.
  • Bing mpas transit routing needs to get alot better before they can do something like this in NYC. Currently, google maps transit routing kicks bings butt.