Google Japan focus

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By  Published  September 15, 2006

The world’s largest internet search engine Google is planning to increase its headcount in Japan as part of a global expansion drive.

The company said it is looking to recruit more engineers in Japan in order to develop new technologies for the Japanese market without specifying how many people it plans to recruit.

“We hope to be much bigger in Japan,” Omid Kordestani, senior vice president in charge of Global Sales at Google, said at a conference as reported by Reuters. “We want more innovation in this market.”

Google started offering searches in Japan in 2000 and opened an office in the country’s capital in 2001.

Internationally, Google is seeking to increase its sales to more than half its total revenue, up from the 42% recorded in the most recent quarter. The search engine employs 7,000 people globally.

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