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Former Xbox Japan honcho Takashi Sensui has joined Tokyo-based game company Marvelous as Executive Vice President, Nikkei reports. Previously, Sensui had returned to the U.S. to work at Microsoft after Xbox Japan went pear-shaped.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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On a related tangent, what is the status of Xbox in Japan? His leaving was literally the last big news to come out of that division. I can’t find any new numbers since your last update in January. Is it just done? Because I really don’t see how they’re going to ‘recover’ on this one.