Skip to content

Google to Open First Japan Data Center to Accelerate Asia Push

  • Third data center location in Asia after Taiwan and Singapore
  • CEO in Tokyo to meet PM and tout infrastructure investment
Sundar Pichai at a launch event in Tokyo on Oct. 7.
Sundar Pichai at a launch event in Tokyo on Oct. 7.Photographer: Vlad Savov/Bloomberg

Alphabet Inc.’s Google will open its first data center in Japan next year as part of increasing investment in the world’s third-biggest economy.

The new facility, based in Inzai City, Chiba, will accelerate the operation of Google tools and services and support economic activity and jobs, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai wrote in a blog post Friday. It’s part of a broader $730 million investment in local infrastructure by the US company, which began last year and will extend through 2024. Google is also leading the construction of a new subsea cable linking Japan and Canada, called Topaz.