OpenAI Japan officially opens

OpenAI Japan officially opens

/ 12:45 PM April 16, 2024

OpenAI recently opened its first Asian office in Tokyo, Japan.

This comes as TechCrunch said OpenAI, which sparked an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution worldwide with ChatGPT, must boost its presence in different countries to encourage more people to use the technology and localize its products and services in different languages to become more user-friendly.

The AI firm opened its first international office in London, United Kingdom. The company may also launch a facility in the Philippines as the country keeps up with technology.


OpenAI said in a statement it built its Japanese office as the first step of its Asian expansion.


“We’re excited to be in Japan which has a rich history of people and technology coming together to do more,” CEO Sam Altman said.

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“We believe AI will accelerate work by empowering people to be more creative and productive, while also delivering broad value to current and new industries that have yet to be imagined,” he added.

The AI giant appointed Tadao Nagasaki as the President of OpenAI Japan. The company also said it will provide local businesses with early access to a custom GPT-4 model that uses the Japanese language (Nihongo).

“This custom model offers improved performance in translating and summarizing Japanese text, is cost-effective, and operates up to 3x faster than its predecessor,” OpenAI said.

OpenAI Japan will help the larger firm deepen business relationships with Daikin, Rakuten, and Toyota Connected. 


They use ChatGPT Enterprise to automate business processes, optimize internal reporting, and facilitate data analysis.

The chatbot also helps local governments like Yokosuka City improve public services. OpenAI said the city increased government employee productivity by 80 percent due to ChatGPT.

OpenAI said it is exploring how it could address societal challenges mentioned in the G7 Hiroshima AI Process, such as human dignity.

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“Growing our presence across the world allows us to learn from a wide range of diverse perspectives, which is critical to our mission of ensuring AGI benefits all of humanity,” it said.

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