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Google to invest $690m in Japan: CEO Pichai

U.S. tech giant expects much growth in Asia 'over next decade'

Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke with Nikkei on Oct. 7, revealing plans to open the tech company's first data center in Japan. (Photo by Koji Uema) 

TOKYO -- Google plans to invest 100 billion yen ($690m) in Japan through 2024, CEO Sundar Pichai said Friday, as the company capitalizes on the Asia-Pacific region's growth despite macroeconomic uncertainties.

In an exclusive interview with Nikkei and TV Tokyo in Tokyo, Pichai said: "We are committed to overall 100 billion yen in investment starting last year, through [the] three years through 2024."

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