Japan has consistently been one of the top markets for growth in ICT and cloud services. Gartner predicts that by 2018, the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region will account for $11.5 billion in total cloud services spending. The Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) selected Japan as the top cloud market for the third consecutive year in their Cloud Readiness Index.
ACCA ranked Japan as the best country for SME cloud investment.The increasing adoption of cloud services by Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises drives up this estimate.
Since 2009, Japan’s government has strengthened cloud infrastructure through the “Digital Japan Creation Project” with annual rollouts of new government-led cloud services in 2015.8 The project, “Kasumigaseki Cloud”, supports all government ICT systems and has played a prominent role in growing Japan’s cloud market. Japan has consistently been one of the top markets for growth in ICT and cloud services.