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Greetings from Japan

Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 07:19 by Mike Milinkovich

This week I am in Tokyo speaking at a number of events and meeting with a number of member companies. This is my first time in Japan so I’m pretty excited about the trip, even though the jetlag already has me reeling.

The first event I am speaking at is the first general meeting of the Eclipse Japan Working Group. We are certainly thrilled to have companies such as Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM Japan, NEC and NTT Comware all supporting Eclipse in Japan.

The Eclipse community is huge here in Japan. I’ve seen a published survey of developers that in 2004 put Eclipse at 61% of the Java developer tools market. What’s really exciting though is that the same survey had Eclipse at 1% in 2002. Not bad, eh?