Microsoft rolls out huge teaser ads for Surface tablet in Tokyo


At Shibuya’s Q-Front, Photo from

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) apparently has its sights set on Japan as the next market for its Surface tablet. And the software giant is apparently sparing no expense in its promotion, as teaser advertising has gone up in the prime areas in Tokyo, with a Surface ad at Shibuya’s Q-front (above) overlooking perhaps the most dense area on the planet in terms of foot traffic.

Surface ads have also sprung up at Matsuya Ginza, a very famous department store, as well as near the iconic Tokyo Sky Tree. Impress PC Watch an assortment of photos if you’d like to check them out.

This follows a report from Japan’s Nikkei (via CNet) that Microsoft’s tablet could arrive in Japan as early as next month. It’s expected that it will be the Surface RT edition, which has already made its way to markets in Europe, as well as selected APAC regions like Hong Kong, China, and Australia.

Speaking to CNet, Microsoft didn’t add any significant details about the tablet’s availability in Japan. But given the emergence of these very prominent — and very big — teaser ads, you can expect we’ll see the Surface dropping in Japan very soon.