Google to invest $690 million in Japan, CEO Pichai tells Nikkei


FILE PHOTO: Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during signing ceremony committing Google to help expand information technology education at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, U.S. October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brandon Wade/File Photo

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google plans to invest a total of 100 billion yen ($690.13 million) in Japan through 2024, its Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told Nikkei in an interview on Friday.

Google will open a data centre in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo next year — its first in Japan — which will provide faster and more stable access to Google's services, the publication reported further.

Google did not respond to a Reuters' request for comment.

($1 = 144.9000 yen)

(Reporting by Rhea Binoy in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V)

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