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Microsoft is continuing to expand the availability of its services at various local data centers. Today, they announced that Office 365, from Japan, is generally available.
Offering Office 365 services from local datacenters helps customers in sectors such as financial services, healthcare and central and local government better comply with regulations that require data to be kept in Japan. Of course it also delivers the ubiquitous collaboration, personalized insight and people-centric compliance that customers have come to expect from Office 365.
As a result, customers such as, Kameda Medical Center, Sony Life Insurance Co., Ltd. and local governments including, Toshima-ku and Satsumasendai City, have signed up to use Office 365—getting all the benefits of the world’s leading productivity suite—while storing their data in Japan to address data sovereignty concerns and providing improved reliability. Our existing Japanese Office 365 customers will have their data moved from Asia-Pacific (APAC) to Japan so they can enjoy these benefits, more information can be found here.
Source: Office 365