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Amazon, Google win Japan government cloud contract

Deal gives US groups a foothold in market dominated by local vendors

Japan's recently launched Digital Agency has picked Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform as the first service providers for its nationwide cloud computing project. (Source photos by Jiji, Reuters and Getty Images)

TOKYO -- Japan's Digital Agency has picked Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform as the first service providers for its nationwide cloud computing project, giving the U.S. tech groups a foothold in an industry dominated by domestic service providers.

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