Google to invest $690m in Japan: CEO Pichai


TOKYO- Google plans to invest a total of 100 billion yen ($690 million) in Japan through 2024, as the company capitalizes on the Asia-Pacific region’s growth, CEO Sundar Pichai said Friday.

In an interview with Nikkei in Tokyo, Pichai said that the company will invest 100 billion yen over the four years through 2024, and that part of those funds will be used for a data center.

Google will open a data center in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo next year, its first in Japan, which will provide faster and more stable access to Google’s services.