Twitter Appoints Japan’s Country Manager

On Japanese official blog, Twitter announced that they have had a country manager of Japan, first corporation manager outside of US.
The blog is usually written in Japanese, but this one was both in Japanese and in English.

A Welcome to Twitter Japan’s Country Manager
I couldn’t be happier to announce that James Kondo (@jameskondo) is our new and first country manager in Japan. In fact, he’s Twitter’s first international country manager.
Japan has been an important country for Twitter for several years. It is one of the first countries that really took to Twitter outside of the United States in creative and innovative ways. And, better yet, Twitter usage in Japan continues to quickly grow.
We like to think that Twitter has been important to Japan, too. Most recently, we’ve been humbled to have played a role in helping connect the country after the tsunami and earthquakes. On behalf of everyone at Twitter, I convey our deepest condolences to everyone in Japan, especially to victims and their families.
James is perfect for the job. For the Office of the Prime Minister, James has been a policy advisor and director of global communications strategy. He has also served as an international management consultant at McKinsey & Company and been a director at a leadership program at the University of Tokyo. Somehow he’s even had time to write and edit four books.
James will be building out a team in Japan. You can see current job openings here.
Congratulations. Twitter welcomes you, James.

Mostly they tell the same thing. The one which is not so clear for me is if Twitter Japan now exists as a corporation body.

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