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Mr. Akio FujiiMr. Akio Fujii
President, Microsoft Product Development Limited
    
1977:
Graduated from the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.

1977:
Joined technical research center of Kawasaki Steel Corporation, where he oversaw system development in imaging processing

1981:
Joined ASR Corporation, where he worked on image processing, computing graphics, and workstation-related technical development.

1986:
Joined Microsoft Co., Ltd. as manager of research and development division

1987:
Entered computer science M.S. program at Stanford University

1989:
Graduated from Stanford University and became manager of first research and development division for Microsoft Co., Ltd.

1992:
Became manager of first research and development headquarters for Microsoft Co., Ltd.

1994:
Became director in charge of first research and development headquarters for Microsoft Co., Ltd.

1996:
Became executive director in charge of research and development division

1999:
With the spin off from Microsoft Co., Ltd., Fujii became president of Microsoft Product Development, Ltd. He has overseen and directed the research and development of Japanese versions of Microsoft products and products localized for the Far East region.

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