eMachines To Be Available In Japan

From Gateway’s press release:

Gateway, Inc. announced today that its eMachines brand of notebook and desktop PCs will be available through Nojima, a leading electronics retailer with 54 stores, centered in the Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo.

Nojima will offer four eMachines notebook PCs and five eMachines desktop computers, starting September 4.

“Nojima has an excellent reputation as a top resource for consumers shopping for computers and electronics,” said Wayne Inouye, Gateway’s president and CEO.  “We’re delighted to work with one of Japan’s retailing visionaries to expand the presence of eMachines notebook and desktop PCs in Japan.”

Hiroshi Nojima, the CEO of Nojima Corp, said, “We are very pleased to sell high-quality, low-cost PCs from eMachines, one of the fastest growing PC brands in Japan and America.  We believe our customers will appreciate the great value offered by eMachines and it will become one of the main PC brands in our stores.”

Gateway’s relationship with Nojima complements its existing retail alliances, expanding the availability of eMachines PCs throughout the Kanagawa prefecture.  The eMachines brand has been available in Japan since late 2002 and will now be sold through nearly 200 retail storefronts operated by Nojima, Tsukumo Co. Ltd., Ishimaru Denki Co. Ltd. and Joshin Denki Co. Ltd. 

Gateway sells the eMachines brand in several European markets, as well as in Japan and North America.