Earlier this week, we reported that Timothy Donald Cook, Apple’s CEO, on his visit to Japan, disclosed that the company had invested US$100 Billion in its Japanese supply chain over the last 5 years.
According to him, Apple has grown its expenditure with Japanese suppliers by more than 30% since 2019. While its supply chain network includes nearly 1,000 organizations, ranging from family-run businesses to large international corporations.
As Apple’s CEO Meets Japan Prime Minister, In part of his visit, Tim Cook has also been reported to have met with the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, to discuss Apple’s investment and job creation in the country.
Tim Cook Meets Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida
On his visit, Tim Cook met with Prime Minister Kishida to talk about job creation, investments being made in Japan, and what he saw and heard in various parts of Japan this week for about 30 minutes.
“I think Prime Minister Kishida is satisfied with Apple’s investment in Japan,” Tim Cook commented.
The meeting was attended by Digital Minister Kono and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Seiji Kihara.
“It’s incredible to be back in a country that’s so near and dear to our hearts at Apple. Thank you, @kishida230, for the warm reception. We’re looking forward to continuing to grow and invest across Japan,” Tim tweeted via his office Twitter handle.
Tim Cook’s Visit to Japan
Tim Cook’s visit to Japan is part of Apple’s commitment to improving the supply chain in the country. During the visit, he noted that Apple has been partnering with Sony for over a decade to create the world’s leading camera sensors for the iPhone. At the same time, he was taken to the cutting-edge facility in Kumamoto.
In one of his Tweets, Tim Cook affirmed that Gofuku Elementary in Kumamoto is experimenting with innovative approaches to integrating technology and creativity into the classroom.
Additionally, he also affirmed that 29 Japanese suppliers, including Sony, Murata Manufacturing Co., Keiwa IncFujikura, and Sumitomo Electric Industries, have agreed to switch their businesses related to Apple to renewable energy by 2030.