Amazon Brings Echo Devices, Alexa To Japan

Amazon's Echo smart speakers and its Alexa digital assistant are now available in Japan. Consumers in the country can purchase the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot beginning today. Alexa will be available for users and developers have access to Alexa Skills.

Voice Search with the assistant will become available in the region soon, though that feature doesn't have a release date.

Amazon says all of the Echo products will start shipping out to buyers next week.

This expansion into Japan closely follows the release of Echo in India.