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Amazon launches its Echo devices and Alexa in Japan

Amazon launches its Echo devices and Alexa in Japan
From TechCrunch - November 7, 2017

Amazon has continued its hardware push into Asia after it launched the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot in Japan today.

Alongside the hardware, it is also making its Alexa voice assistant available in the country. That means that developers will gain access to Alexa Skillswhich has support for Japanesewhile consumers will also be able to use Alexa alongside their hardware and other apps and services from Amazon, too. Amazon said it will offer Alexa voice search for Japan soon.

The devices are on sale and will begin shipping next week, Amazon confirmed.The Japanese expansion follows a similar foray into India last weekas part of a deeper push into Asia.

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