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The website has been renewed

Thank you for visiting the website of the CENTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR COMPUTERIZATION (CICC). From August 18, 2021, CICC has renewed its website so that users can see it more easily and use it more comfortably. The URL has changed due to the renewal of the website. If you have "registered as a favorite", please change the registration to the URL of the new page. CICC will continue to aim for an even easier-to-use website.

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CICC TOKYO DAYORI
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.79

New points of “viewing” Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are now being held in Japan. As you know, this time many things are very exceptional in the long history of the Olympics due to COVID-19. There are no spectators at all the venues except for a few places outside the Tokyo metropolitan area. I had tickets for two games, but they are void now. I feel very sad. With COVID-19 infection expanding especially in Tokyo, however, I understand this can’t be helped. In addition to no spectators at venues, public viewing in the parks, etc. are cancelled as well. I have looked forward to the public viewing events since innovative Japanese […]

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CICC TOKYO DAYORI
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.78

Konnichiwa or Good day!Most of the human body is water, with an average of roughly 60%. Water is essential for health and bodily functions. Japan has achieved an 98.1% water supply coverage as of March 2020. Water is safe to drink from the tap anywhere in the country. The total length of water pipes in Japan is about 800,000 km, or about 20 times the circumference of the earth. Now, there is a problem with the water pipes.I watched with interest the latest developments in water pipes on TV last Sunday. It is said that the durable years of water pipes is about40 years, but now the number of pipes […]

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Presentation at "Pakistan ICT Seminar" sponsored by JICA

Holding time April 27, 2021 Holding place Livestream Online Holding result On April 27, Hirokazu Morita, General Manager of the Cooperation Division, made his presentation entitled "Promotion of IT utilization and CICC's International Cooperation Programs" at the Pakistan ICT Seminar sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Overview of the Japanese ICT industry as well as its consistent initiatives toward industry expansion were shared during the seminar for the purpose to assist Pakistani Government and its industry officials enhance their awareness of the arising needs within the Japanese ICT industry/community. It was held by the International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ), which was commissioned by JICA.CICC will continue to […]

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CICC TOKYO DAYORI
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.77

When I was a kid, one of the Children's literature that impressed me was"Grandfather's Lamp".It's a little long, but the main synopsis is as follows. "A long time ago, there was a boy in a village. He was a complete orphanwith no parents or relatives. One day, the boy who left the village forthe first time in his life and went to the town first learned about thelamp. Impressed by the brightness, he wanted to brighten his village, sohe managed to get a lamp and bring it to his village. From there, hegradually expanded his hand and began to make a living as a lamp seller. Successful as a lamp shop, […]

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CICC TOKYO DAYORI
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.76

It has been almost a year since the pandemic started.The numbers of new COVID-19 cases reported each day have increased morethan tenfold since  the first state of emergency was declared in Aprillast year.The Japanese Government has declared the second state of emergency forTokyo and three neighboring prefectures in an attempt to curb the risein coronavirus cases on January 7th (As of February, it is extended toother prefectures).In the statement, Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide asked bars andrestaurants to be closed by 8 p.m. (What an early closing it is! Canthey make lives for themselves?) Residents were also asked to refrainfrom non-essential outings after 8 p.m.Companies were asked to encourage remote work and […]

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CICC TOKYO DAYORI
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.75

Cultural Icon of “IN-KAN”, in New Normal era to come Japan is no exception from countries and territories around the world,being forced to accelerate digital transformation (“DX”) and to seekfor “New Normal” during and post COVID-19 Pandemic state-of-emergencysituation. In the midst of such critical timing, on September 16, 2020, thenPresident of the ruling party, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Mr.Yoshihide SUGA was sworn in as 99th Prime Minister of Japan, andimmediately, inaugurated Suga Cabinet. Along with the critical wheelsteering to cope with COVID-19 Pandemic, digital reformation is beingflagged as main stream of the new cabinet in order to ensure effectiveDX. Amongst all issues pertaining to DX effects, pushing to quickly stampout […]

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Report of CICC Online Conference on National Digital Policies and Projects in the New Normal Era

Holding time Dec. 3, 2020 Holding place ZOOM Webinar Holding result In a global society including Japan, we are facing the challenge of transforming ourselves into a new social economy that makes full use of digital technology. In Asian countries, IT policies and projects for the new normal are being promoted. 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 Projects in the New Normal Era" on December 3, 2020, connecting 9 countries online. In addition to Japan, 5 ASEAN countries (Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) and 3 South Asian countries (India, Nepal, […]

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CICC TOKYO DAYORI
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.74

Supercomputer “FUGAKU” got the Quattro crowns (Top500, HPCG, HPL-Al,Graph500)as the Highest-Performance Processing capacity of the computer in theworld 2020. I cannot forget, there was a man who was called “The genius ofcomputer” in Fujitsu.  History of Computer in Japan was started fromhim I believe. His name is Mr.Toshio Ikeda. 75 Years ago, Japan wasdefeated in World War II. After the war, Japan succeeded in sharpreconstruction from the damage by the war. He was not only a brilliantengineer but also a great motivator, an educator, a philosopher, anartist and a great communicator.My favorite two impressive words of Mr.Toshio Ikeda:“All development starts with an emotion from bottom of heartdynamically. If you areimpressed by […]

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Report of Conference on National Policies and Projects for Digital Society in Asia

Holding time Nov. 19, 2019 Holding place Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel Holding result CICC conducted its annual invitational program, welcoming IT personnel from government organizations in 8 ASEAN countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) and 5 South Asian countries (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). On Nov. 19, a "Conference on National Policies and Projects for Digital Society in Asia" was held by CICC and supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), ASEAN-JAPAN CENTRE and Institute of Digital Government, Waseda University. CICC President Toshiaki HIGASHIHARA (President and CEO at Hitachi, Ltd.) delivered an opening address. The guest, Mr. Takayuki KAWAUCHI, […]

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