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OpenAI establishes presence in Japan with new Tokyo office

OpenAI has announced its expansion into Asia with the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. The company has also appointed Tadao Nagasaki as the president of OpenAI Japan, to lead OpenAI’s commercial and market engagement efforts and build a local team to support various functions. Mr. Nagasaki was formerly president, Japan, with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and had been with AWS for over 12 years.

OpenAI is providing local businesses with early access to a GPT-4 custom model optimized for the Japanese language. The company plans to release the custom model more broadly in the API in the coming months.

Already Japanese companies like Daikin, Rakuten, and Toyota Connected are using ChatGPT Enterprise, says OpenAI. Local governments, like Yokosuka City, are also leveraging ChatGPT to improve the efficiency of public services in Japan.

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