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Microsoft’s Alex Kipman has said that the Pre order for the Development Edition and Commercial Edition of Microsoft’s Hololens device will open in Japan Next Month on December 2nd while the units are expected to ship in early 2017.

He also stated in regards to the company’s HoloLens ambitions, “Our mission at Microsoft is to bring mixed reality to every person and organization on the planet. Since January 2015 we have been hard at work to bring the vision of mixed reality to life. It has been inspiring to see what has been created by our partners, and the team remains in awe of the way developers are using HoloLens. We can’t wait to see what everyone in Japan creates when they get their hands on HoloLens.”

HoloLens was first released to American and Canadian developers in March this year and has been rolled out to other regions around the globe. Rumuors claim that some companies in Japan such as the Japan Airlines, have already begun implementing the augmented reality technology into their business operations.