We have earlier reported that because of massive earthquake in Japan and so as to reduce the load on network bandwidth, the Microsoft Japan team is postponing the release of Japanese version of Internet Explorer 9, today Microsoft has confirmed that they would be releasing the Japanese version on April 26.
Here is what the translated version of press release reads-
Japan Microsoft due to the earthquake disaster of the latest browser, Internet Explorer (R) 9 consideration to offload to the network line has become a key communications infrastructure, as had been scheduled for March 15, (Tuesday) 1: 00 pm (Japan time) on postponement of the Japan language version product edition offers, but we’ve been offering, this time a new April 26 (Tuesday) at midnight (Japan time) was decided to attention, please. Intends to implement progressively at a later date for automatic updates for users, to reduce the load to the network, on the same day in download only, on the same day that implementation had originally planned beta and release candidate.
[ via MS News Flash ]