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McDonald\'s Japan solicits Apple Japan CEO

updated 03:30 am EST, Fri February 6, 2004

Apple Japan CEO moves on

McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) will President Eiko Harada as its next CEO, "hoping his achievements at the computer company will bolster business at the giant fast-food chain, sources familiar with the plan said Friday. MacDonald's Japan will finalize the appointment of Harada, 55, at a board meeting Feb 13. He will succeed MacDonald's Japan CEO and Chairman Pat Donahue, who will keep the post of representative director," according to Japan Today.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    selling Big Mac's ?

    Hmmmm, more fat but better taste I would say.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    RIPE.

    this burger is just RIPE to make japan gain 10-15 pounds.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Hey!

    Maybe this will speed along this McDonald's/iTunes deal. I want more free tunes. :-)

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    What was the pitch?

    "Do you want to stay here and change the world, or do you want to come with me and sell fatty, non-nutritious food?"*


    * For the especially daft, this is a reference to Jobs' wooing John Sculley away from Pepsi.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    hehe

    Should it be called "iMacDonalds"?

    "Would you like iTunes with your McSquid?"

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    he has been fired

    i wonder if the outgoing president of apple japan was actually fired by apple usa.
    was it the direction that he was taking (or should i say, NOT taking) apple japan that frustrated apple usa?
    it will be interesting whom they have selected as apple japan's top guy.
    did it all come to head with the new apple store in ginza? this store is actually run by apple usa. it is not an apple japan store. much confusion. apple usa ginza physical store getting stock much earlier than apple japan website store getting stock to ship.
    by the way, on any given weekend day, there are over 50 staff members on site on the selling floor of the new ginza store.


  1. Elektrix

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    Of course....

    His first order of business as the new CEO will be to increase McDonald's sales of Apple Pies 500%.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    The jokes keep coming

    Would you like fries with that Big Mac?

    Do you want to super-size your RAM order?

    We love to see you Mac.

    Macs. Nobody can buy just one.

    (Etc.)

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Doggone it!!!

    Somebody beat me to the 'want to change the world' line.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Anti-Semite

    What ever happened to the extremely anti-Semitic McDonald's Japan chairman or CEO who wrote all those ridiculous books in Japanese about a supposed Jewish world conspiracy? That guy should have been shot, but like the anti-foreigner Tokyo governor, he was popular among Japanese, and people take whatever he says as truth, being unable to discern for themselves.

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