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Japan to hire Amazon to build government cloud

Tokyo picks US tech giant over domestic players like NTT Data unit Amazon Web Services is a global leader in cloud technology.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will tap Amazon Web Services to help move human resource systems and document management tools onto the cloud in a more than 30 billion yen ($273 million) contract through fiscal 2026, Nikkei has learned.

The government aims to put systems currently operated by different ministries and agencies on the cloud in four to eight years. It is expected to officially choose industry leader Amazon Web Services this spring to build 20 core governmentwide systems to kick-start the process, due to its pricing and quality of services.

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