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Japan Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2022–2027

Japan Data Center Market - Investment Analysis & Growth Opportunities 2022–2027

  • November 2022
  • 143 pages
  • ID: 6364050
  • Format: PDF
  • Arizton


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The Japan data center market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.94% during 2022-2027.


The country is among the top data center market in the APAC region, after China and Australia, in terms of investment. The high internet and social media penetration across the country is driven by the deployment of 5G services, better and improved inland connectivity, availability of renewable energy and free cooling solutions, and others, making Japan an attractive market for investors.

The Japan data center market is primarily concentrated in the Tokyo and Osaka regions, that house over 75% of the existing capacity. The country has a presence of local and global data center operators such as Equinix, Colt Data Centre Services, Telehouse, NTT Communications, AT TOKYO, Fujitsu, ARTERIA Networks, and SCSK Corporation (netXDC), among others. The region is the most expensive country to build a data center facility. As per Turner & Townsend in Tokyo in 2021, the construction costs were around USD 12.50 per watt. Acquisitions and joint ventures enable new players to enter the Japanese market, attract customers, and capture a more significant market share. Global businesses in the country, such as Toyota Motor Corporation, SoftBank, Japan Post, Sony, and Honda Motor Company, are driving higher data usage due to the increased use of the applications and platforms such as big data and artificial intelligence.


• The Japan data center market is one of the established markets in the APAC region and is witnessing several new investments from local and global operators.
• Apart from colocation operators, the country is also witnessing several new investments from private equity and real estate firms such as Hulic, Gaw Capital, ESR, GLP (Global Logistic Properties), and others.
• Japan has around 104 operational colocation data centers. Most colocation centers are being designed according to Tier III standards. For instance, Digital Edge’s OSA1 data center in Osaka is certified as Tier III.
• The country is also witnessing improvements in submarine and inland connectivity. For instance, Topaz, Apricot, JUNO, and Southeast Asia-Japan Cable 2 (SJC2) are some of the developing submarine cables that will connect Japan with the U.S., Canada, and other APAC countries.
• Significant deployment and adoption of 5G services in Japan will fuel data traffic and increase demand for more data centers. For instance, Edge Centres has announced plans to build two edge data centers in the country.
• The increasing trend of procuring renewable energy for power facilities in the country will likely continue during the forecast year, contributing to the country’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
• The price of lithium-ion batteries has decreased over the years, which has observed high demand for lithium-ion UPS systems.
• The share of diesel generators is expected to decline with the adoption of gas generators in the market as they are fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.
• Monitored and metered/switched PDUs will experience strong adoption in the market owing to the growing awareness of end-to-end power monitoring in data centers during the forecast period.
• The Japanese data center market is dominated by direct free cooling solutions that will increase the adoption of duct systems in the facilities.
• Evaporative and water-based economizer solutions support the adoption of pipes and valves in N+N redundancy.
• Greenfield projects will witness an increased investment from local and global data center providers as they aim to expand their presence.
• The DCIM adoption is likely to grow in the future as man-hours are reduced to handle critical data center tasks.
• Infrastructure level monitoring is likely to increase than end-to-end facility management.


• Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and the Japan colocation market revenue.
• An assessment of the investment in Japan by colocation and enterprise operators.
• Investments in the area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across locations in the country.
• A detailed study of the existing market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the Japan data center market size during the forecast period.
• Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party data center facilities in Japan
• Facilities Covered (Existing): 104
• Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 18
• Coverage: 3+ Cities
• Existing vs. Upcoming (Area)
• Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
• Data center colocation market in Japan
• Colocation Market Revenue & Forecast (2021-2027)
• Wholesale vs. Retail Revenue & Forecast (2021-2027)
• Retail Colocation Pricing
• Wholesale Colocation Pricing
• The Japan market landscape investments are classified into IT, power, cooling, and general construction services with sizing and forecast.
• A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, growth restraints, and prospects for the industry.
• Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the industry.
• A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspects of the market.


• Some key colocation investors in the Japan data center market include Equinix, MC Digital Realty, AT TOKYO, Colt Data Centre Services, and SCSK Corporation (netXDC).
• The Japan data center market has also witnessed several new entrants expanding their presence. These include AirTrunk, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Princeton Digital Group, STACK Infrastructure, Digital Edge, and others.
• The hyperscale operator Amazon Web Services has opened its new cloud region in Osaka with three availability zones.
• The country is also witnessing an increase in the adoption of cloud services. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Alibaba Cloud, and Tencent Cloud have a strong presence in the country. In June 2022, Tencent Cloud announced its plan to launch its third cloud and data center region in the country.
• Telecom operators such as NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, SoftBank, and Rakuten are the major telecom operators that have either deployed 5G technology in some cities on a trial basis or are in the process of launching commercial 5G services across the country.
• The operators are increasing their market share and presence across the country by either acquiring data center operators or investing in the company. For instance, Vantage Data Centers marked its presence in the Japanese data center market with the acquisition of Agile Data Centers (AgileDC).

Major Vendors

IT Infrastructure Providers

• Arista Networks
• Atos
• Broadcom
• Cisco Systems
• Dell Technologies
• Fujitsu
• Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• Hitachi Vantara
• Huawei Technologies
• Inspur
• Lenovo
• NetApp
• Oracle

Data Center Construction Contractors & Sub-Contractors

• Arup
• Daiwa House Industry
• Fuji Furukawa Engineering & Construction
• Hibiya Engineering
• Kajima Corporation
• Keihanshin Building
• Meiho Facility Works
• Nikken Sekkei
• Obayashi Corporation

Support Infrastructure Providers

• 3M
• Alfa Laval
• Caterpillar
• Cummins
• Delta Electronics
• Eaton
• Fuji Electric
• HITEC Power Protection
• Johnson Controls
• Kawasaki Heavy Industries
• Legrand
• Mitsubishi Electric
• Rittal
• Rolls-Royce
• Schneider Electric
• Siemens
• Vertiv

Data Center Investors

• ARTERIA Networks
• Colt Data Centre Services
• Equinix
• Fujitsu
• IDC Frontier
• MC Digital Realty
• NTT Communications
• SCSK Corporation (netXDC)
• Telehouse
• Tencent Cloud

New Entrants

• AirTrunk
• Digital Edge
• Edge Centres
• Princeton Digital Group
• STACK Infrastructure
• ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
• Vantage Data Centers

This report analyses the Japan data center market share. It elaboratively analyses the existing and upcoming facilities and investments in IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, and tier standards. It discusses market sizing and investment estimation for different segments. The segmentation includes:

• IT Infrastructure
• Servers
• Storage Systems
• Network Infrastructure
• Electrical Infrastructure
• UPS Systems
• Generators
• Transfer Switches & Switchgears
• PDUs
• Other Electrical Infrastructure
• Mechanical Infrastructure
• Cooling Systems
• Rack Cabinets
• Other Mechanical Infrastructure
• Cooling Systems
• CRAC & CRAH Units
• Chiller Units
• Cooling Towers, Condensers & Dry Coolers
• Economizers & Evaporative Coolers
• Other Cooling Units
• General Construction
• Core & Shell Development
• Installation & commissioning Services
• Engineering & Building Design
• Fire Detection & Suppression Systems
• Physical Security
• Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
• Tier Standard
• Tier I & Tier II
• Tier III
• Tier IV
• Geography
• Tokyo
• Osaka
• Other Cities


1. What is the growth rate of the Japan data center market?
2. How much is the Japan data center market investment expected to grow?
3. How many data centers have been identified in Japan?
4. What are the driving factors for the Japan data center market?
5. Which all cities are included in the Japan data center market report?
6. Who are the key colocation investors in the Japanese data center market?

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