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Box enters Japan with a new office and strategic partnerships

Cloud storage company Box has greeted Japan with a bow and ‘Konnichiwa’. How will the country respond?

By Elaine Huang

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US-based cloud storage firm Box is now available in Japan, with a new office, 10 staff members and a bevy of partnerships, according to The Bridge.

Aaron Levie, CEO and Co-founder, Box said on the company blog that “the Japanese market is ripe for IT-driven business transformation. He also spoke at Box World Tour Tokyo yesterday, and talked about partnerships with major companies such as DeNA, Sanrio Entertainment and Mitsubishi Estate.

Furthermore, Konica Minolta, NTT Communications and Cybozu will join Box Partner Network as platform integration partners.

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The Bridge also noted that Katsunori Furuichi, ex-President and former CEO, Verisign Japan, has been appointed to lead Box Japan (better known as K.K. Box Japan) as President and Managing Director.

Levie concluded, “Japan is already ahead of the curve, and we’re incredibly excited to have officially launched in this market. There’s a lot of work ahead.”