11.45 mln PCs sold in Japan in 2004, market up 8%

Shipments of personal computers in Japan rose 8% in 2004 from the previous year to 11.45 mln units, increasing for the second straight year, Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association reported. In value terms, shipments rose 3% to 1656.9 bln yen or 16.1 bln US dollars.