Prologue to Expectations of Digital Talent from Abroad The IT sector is not the only industry in need of digital talent. Allfields that have never been associated with IT before are in need ofdigitally literate people. Not only engineers, but also digitallyliterate human resources are in demand. The construction of a digital society and digital economy through rapiddigital transformation has become an urgent need in both developed andemerging countries, and therefore the development of digital humanresources is being strongly promoted. In Japan, the declining birthrate and aging population in all industriesare causing a serious decline in the workforce, which is becoming asocial problem. Japan is considering the introduction of foreign […]
CICC moved its office in July last year. It will have been almost oneyear since we moved to our current location in Nihonbashi-Kobunacho inTokyo. The literal English translation of Nihonbashi-Kobunacho is“Bridge of Japan - Town of Small Boats”. It is a business districtabout a 20-minute walk from Tokyo Station with the Nihonbashi Riverflowing nearby. From around 1720 during the Edo period (1603-1868), this area was alanding place for small boats to unload their cargo on the NihonbashiRiver. During this period, water transportation played the mostimportant role in transportation. A large amount of goods from all overJapan gathered to the port of Edo, and the nearby Nihonbashi area wasvery busy as a […]
Please be noted that our office will be closed from the 29th of April to the 7th of May 2023for the "Golden Week" holidays in Japan.We are sorry for any inconvenience that may be caused to you.
I found that Hitachi, Ltd., a leading Japanese general electronicsmanufacturer and IT company, has developed an application that allowsyou to use subways, buses, cable cars, pay elevators, car sharing, etc.in Genoa, Italy, without having to bring anything.https://social-innovation.hitachi/en/article/genoa-maas/That app, so called “GoGoGe " on your smartphone and put yoursmartphone in your pocket or bag, you don't need to operate the app. Inaddition, this app can also display the degree of congestion ofvehicles, so you can check the degree of congestion before boarding thesubway or bus, so you can avoid congestion.Furthermore, with this app, the fares used on that day will be billedtogether the next day. It seems that the cheapest fare […]
Date Feb. 9, 2023 Place Zoom Webinar Report: In Asian countries including Japan, IT policies and projects for the new normal era have been promoted toward transforming ourselves into a new social economy that makes full use of digital technology. In order to mutually understand its developments and to share such IT expertise among Asian countries, CICC held a conference on "National Digital Policies and Flagship Projects in the New Normal Era" on February 9, 2023, connecting 7 countries online. IT-related government key persons from 6 Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) with Japan participated this conference and gave presentations on their initiatives. We would like […]
We are currently having the criminal case which is making noise in Japan now.The case has been taken up by Japanese media every day, and the public is closely watching the progress for police investigation.The case is a series of robberies aiming at rich people, especially for seniors.It has occurred widely in Japan, and serious injuries and murders have been occurred due to robbery. The culprit is a special confidence man group, and the number of cases has been increased rapidly.The characteristics of this criminal case are the followings. Criminal groups are composed of “instructors” and “executors”. The “instructors” are Japanese, and said to be outside of Japan (probably in […]
Please be noted that our office will be closed from 29th December,2022 to 3rd January, 2023, for the New Year holidays.
The voice recognition systems have become popular. I put "Alexa" at mybedside and every night I ask her by voice what time to wake me up thenext morning. When I first experienced voice recognition, I was surprised anddelighted, as if a fairy tale had come true. Still, I didn't ask sillyquestions like "Who is the most beautiful woman in the world?" The latest AI analyzes not only human voices but also various sounds.AI has made sounds visible to people with hearing impaired. JR East launched the test operation at Ueno Station, a commuter hub inTokyo.I also use Ueno station for my commute. So, I saw what it is reallylike. AI […]
The Institute of Digital Government at Waseda University Tokyo, in cooperation with the InternationalAcademy of CIO (IAC) has released the results of its World Digital Government Rankings for 2022.This report represents the 17th consecutive year of monitoring and surveying worldwide digitalgovernment development in 64 countries. Click here