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Tencent to open third data center in Japan on cloud computing demand

Chinese tech giant to also add new metaverse offerings

An Osaka hotel featuring a gaming floor. Tencent's Japanese business has been posting triple-digit annual growth, driven by cloud services for games. (Photo by Atsushi Ooka)

TOKYO -- Tencent Holdings plans to open a third data center in Japan, where its cloud services for online games and livestreaming systems are enjoying robust demand.

Tencent's Japanese business has been posting triple-digit annual growth, driven by cloud services for games, said Poshu Yeung, senior vice president for the company's international cloud operations, in an interview with Nikkei.

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