iPad 2 and White iPhone 4 Launching in Japan on Thursday

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Nikkei reports that the iPad 2 will finally debut in Japan on Thursday, April 28th. The launch comes a month later than originally planned due to the earthquake and tsunami that devastated significant parts of the country. The news comes by way of CNNGo:

That veritable font of all knowledge, the Nikkei Shimbun newspaper, says the shiny lust-bauble will hit Japanese stores in stealth mode, more than a month after the scheduled March 25 launch-date.

Beyond the original announcement of delay, Apple has not officially announced the ship date for the iPad 2 in Japan.

This week should be a busy week for Apple as they are believed to be launching the white iPhone 4 to multiple countries on Wednesday.

Update: The White iPhone 4 is apparently also making its way to Japan on the same date, April 28th. A reader sent in this picture taken at a Softbank store, which lists the 4/28 date as the start of sales:

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Top Rated Comments

monchiwai Avatar
171 months ago
Great to hear that iPad2 is finally here in JP!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kfury77 Avatar
171 months ago
YES! So excited. Been waiting for this for a long, long time. I will be queuing outside the Apple Store, Shinsaibashi, Osaka tomorrow for a black 32GB. woohoo!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Northgrove Avatar
171 months ago
I am excited about this shiny lust-bauble!
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gorgeousninja Avatar
171 months ago
It's about time.Maybe you are in another Japan from the one I live in that had the major earthquake/tsunami/mutliple nuclear meltdowns that meant everyones attention was somewhat distracted....
After the delay this seems a bit sudden, but I'm more than happy to have some good news for a change.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tdstom Avatar
171 months ago
Well maybe Apple is just being sensitive. Considering some people are still without basic food and shelter they thought "hey let's not throw a $500 electronic device at them with our usual fanfare. Let's just quietly release it and see what happens".
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kfury77 Avatar
171 months ago
Any inside info on when iPad 2 will be launched in Singapore. It is suppose to be this week..but no news on the launch date yet, and April is ending

I read that it will be launched in Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore too.
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