"We are in the process of launching BlackBerry 10 globally in key markets and we are seeing positive demand for the BlackBerry Z10 in countries where it has already launched."
A BlackBerry spokesman later confirmed in an e-mail to CNET:
"Japan is not a major market for BlackBerry, and we have no plans to launch BlackBerry 10 smartphones there at this time."
Japan who is a major consumer of smartphones don't seem to be 'favouriting' the BB Z10. According to research firm, ComScore, Android is sitting on 64% of Japan's smartphone market share and Apple's iOS clenched a 32% share in August, leaving Microsoft's Windows Phone in third place with 3 percent, while BlackBerry OS and Nokia Symbian coin out a lilliputian less-than-half a percentage point.
Although, the makers of the smartphone have certified that BlackBerry 10 wont be launched in Japan, they will continue to show support to their customers in Japan. One of their spokesmen asserted:
"we will continue to support BlackBerry customers in Japan.".