Google announced that it would open its first data center in Japan by 2023. Google noted that this new data center will be located in Chiba, Japan, and is a part of Google’s 730 million dollar infrastructure fund that will continue through 2024. This is Google third data center in Asia after Singapore and Taiwan.
According to Google, this new data center will help people with more reliable and faster access to Google’s services and tools, support economic activity and jobs, and connect Japan to the rest of the digital economy across the globe.
Google has partnered with several colocation facility providers such as Equinix to power the Japanese regions for Google Cloud Customers, but currently, Google is building its own data center to cater to all its services, including Gmail, YouTube, etc.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of AlphabetGoogle said that Google will invest 730 million dollars in the local infrastructure through 2024. Sunder Pichai added that he met with Fumio Kishida, prime minister of Japan, to share the Japan Digitization Initiative plan of Google, which includes, digital training programs for individuals and companies, infrastructure investments, and grants for different foundations.