Q&A with top management | From the president to investors

Responses to questions below are as of the month posted. The situation may have changed, due to various factors including economic conditions and the competitive landscape within the industry, depending on the time of viewing.

Updated on May 2, 2020

April, 2020

How is the business situation amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus?
Please refer here (Japanese only) for the latest situation.

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March, 2020

What countermeasures are there against the spread of the novel coronavirus?
We disclosed a “Notification on Countermeasures Taken by Stores in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” on March 27. Please refer to it(Japanese Only) for details.

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February, 2020

How is a decrease in overseas visitors to Japan due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus impacting your business performance?
Since PC DEPOT does not aggressively market to non-Japanese residents, the impact seems insignificant. However, we cannot judge the impact yet at this moment because the situation is uncertain due to factors such as the government's request to refrain from unnecessary and unurgent outings, as well as the negative impact of stagnant production activities in China and delays in imports of mechanical components on manufacturers' supply chain.
The figures released show that retail sales will fall below the previous year. What is the reason that year-on-year sales for January in the monthly flash report were better than the previous year?
The year-on-year sales increased due to replacement demand resulting from the termination of support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.

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Has there been a reactionary decline after a rush of demand accompanied by the termination of Windows 7 support?
We saw a rush of demand toward the end of the Windows 7 support period, January 14, and expect a reactionary decline in the future. However, Microsoft Japan estimates that there are about 6 million PCs with Windows 7 installed in households, and we assume that we will have some replacement demand, mainly from those who need support.

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