Apple is constructing a new R&D facility in Yokohama, Japan

Apple is constructing a new R&D facility in Yokohama, Japan

The Xinhua News Agency has revealed in a recent report that US tech giant Apple is constructing a new research and development (R&D) facility in Japan.

The report is based on the information shared by a spokesperson representing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a press conference held in Tokyo on Friday. The spokesperson said that the Apple's new R&D facility in Japan is being constructed on the country's second biggest city, Yokohama.

According to the Xinhua report, Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated that the bigwig tech company plans to complete the construction of the Yokohama R&D facility -- which is being built on a site that was previously occupied by Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic -- in December 2016.

The disclosure by Cook implies that the construction of the facility is apparently ahead of schedule, especially since some earlier-this-year reports had suggested that the facility will likely be completed by March 2017.

In reference to Apple's upcoming R&D centre in Yokohama, Cook said after meeting the Japanese Prime Minister: "We talked about the future and doing great things together. I shared with prime minister Abe our love for Japan and how important the country is to Apple."

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