Announcing the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region

Posted on: Mar 2, 2011

AWS is excited to announce the immediate availability of its new Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. Starting today, Japan-based businesses and global companies with customers in Japan can run their applications and workloads in the Tokyo Region to reduce latency to end-users, keep their data entirely in Japan, and avoid the undifferentiated heavy lifting associated with maintaining and operating their own infrastructure. In most cases, end users in Japan can now experience single digit millisecond latencies from AWS’s new Tokyo Region. Tokyo joins Singapore as AWS’s second Asia Pacific location and as AWS’s fifth infrastructure location worldwide.

The new Tokyo Region is currently available for multiple services, including: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon Basic and Premium Support are also now available in Japanese for the first time. In addition, in the coming months AWS plans to provide options for billing in Japanese Yen.

The newly launched Tokyo Region is now available for any business or software developer to sign up and get started today at and