The Chiba data center is part of a $730 million investment in infrastructure that Google began last year and will continue through 2024
Google announced that it will be opening our first data center in Japan- in Inzai City, Chiba- in 2023. The Chiba data center is part of a $730 million investment in infrastructure that began last year and will continue through 2024.
In a blog post, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said, “Today, I was pleased to share the details of our new Japan Digitisation Initiative with Prime Minister Kishida. We’re expanding our commitment to build infrastructure, provide digital training and opportunity, and support partners and nonprofits working to bring the benefits of technology to more people. This will give people in Japan faster, more reliable access to our tools and services, support economic activity and jobs, and connect Japan to the rest of the global digital economy.”
The $730 Mn investment include the Topaz subsea cable, which Google expects to be ready for service in 2023, and will become the first fiber cable to connect Japan with the west coast of Canada.
Google’s existing Google Cloud Platform regions, in Tokyo and Osaka, provide storage and services for Japanese businesses. And according to a recent Analysys Mason study, Google’s network infrastructure investments in Japan, both past and present, could enable an additional $303 billion in GDP between 2022 and 2026