Google: Google to open its first data center in Japan

Oct 10, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Google is opening its first data center in Japan, it has announced. To be located in Inzai City, Chiba, the facility is part of the company's $730 million infrastructure fund that will continue through 2024 and is set to open by 2023. 


The data center, the company's third data center in Asia, will, according to CEO Sundar Pichai, give people in Japan faster and more reliable access to the company's tools and services, while also supporting economic activity and jobs, and will connect Japan "to the rest of the global digital economy."

Further to this, Pichai commented on the contribution the giant will make to the country over the next few years by referencing a recent Analysys Mason study, which found that Google's network infrastructure investments in Japan, "both past and present," could enable an additional $303 billion in GDP between 2022 and 2026."