The EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) held its 15th annual meeting in Paris during April 2013. Business leaders from Japan and Europe gathered to discuss ways in which government action can facilitate cross investment and improve the EU-Japan business environment. The recommendations were submitted to the EU and Japanese governments and covers various disciplines including ICT and big data.
Ichiya Nakamura, professor at Keio University, wrote for Nikkei Shimbun his following opinion on the necessity of IT utilization in Japan. Japanese mobile users, especially Japanese youth, transmit more traffic over the network than those in any other country in world. Japanese mobile traffic averages 1092 megabytes per month versus a global average of 201Read More
This is a summary slide presentation containing the recommendations of a advisory group under MIC concerned with smartphone privacy issues. The report proposes the setting of industry sector voluntary guidelines. The report reflects the views of 35 industry associations and companies in Japan. An oversight body will be organized to monitor compliance.
MIC publishes this report annually. The 2012 report has an interesting roundup on the role ICT played in the recovery process from the 2011 East Japan Great Earthquake.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) gives Japan top marks for its cloud-computing friendly business environment. The study compares Japan with 24 other nations on criteria, such as data privacy, security, cyber crime and intellectual property. While the ICT business environment is quite positive, we see many challenges ahead for Japan in maintaining its leadership position. The BSA positive evaluation also contrasts with the lower ranking that Japan receives in the 2013 World Economic Forum Global Technology Report, where it received a 21st place ranking — down from 18 the previous year.
METI 2011 action plan for promoting rapid adoption of the “Internet of Things” to strengthen key sectors of Japanese economy with special attention to transportation and traffic management, agriculture and the content and creative industry.
This document contains initial lessons learned and consideration of future initiatives in deploying ICT to respond to natural disasters.
This document outlines the strategy of the Democratic Party of Japan shortly after it won a stunning victory in the 2008 Lower House Election. Its call for the full privatization and reorganization of NTT aroused considerable debate, but there was no follow up due to the March 2011 Earthquake.
Report published by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan outlining 70 recommendations for strengthening Japan’s Internet Economy. The White Paper resulted in the launch of the US-Japan Internet Economy Dialogue, but many other of the recommendations still require action.
The new Abe administration has appropriately made revitalizing Japan’s economy its top priority and ICT must be an important part of this. A successful strategy will require not only investments in new technology, but also attention to the effective management of ICT policy, especially with respect to the Internet, which already accounts for nearly fourRead More