Google makes its data center debut in Japan, marking its third in the…

Google makes its data center debut in Japan, marking its third in the…


  • alphabet inc WELL Google Google will open its first data center in Japan in 2023 to boost investment in the third largest economy.
  • Based in Inzai City, Chiba, the new facility will accelerate the operation of Google tools and services and support economic activity jobs.
  • The Chiba data center is part of a $730 million infrastructure investment that began in 2021 and will continue through 2024. This includes the Topaz submarine cable, which is expected to be operational in 2023.
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  • The Chiba data center will be its third location in Asia, following Taiwan and Singapore, and will support its efforts to connect Japan to the rest of the world economy. Bloomberg reports.
  • CEO Sundar Pichai shared the details of his new Japanese digitization initiative with Prime Minister Kishida.
  • Pichai also met with some student developers from local universities.
  • As early as 2001, Google opened its first office outside the US in Shibuya, a district of Tokyo.
  • In April, Google announced plans to invest $9.5 billion in its US offices and data centers in 2022.
  • Price promotion: GOOG shares traded 0.02% higher at $102.26 on the last check Friday premarket.
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