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Office closure due to winter vacation(Dec. 29, 2021~Jan. 4, 2022)

Please be noted that our office will be closed from 29th December, 2021 to 4th January, 2022, for the New Year holidays.

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

Holding time Dec. 9, 2021 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 during COCID-19 pandemic. 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 9, 2021, connecting 9 countries online. In addition to Japan, 6 South East Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam) […]

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CICC TOKYO DAYORI
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.81

A National Private ID Card Let me start off with a casual query. If you encounter a promotional program, run by the Government, that offers cashback worth of lunch-meal for five-to-ten-days period and that with no obligation associated, would you be willing to apply for it?Myself being a “nothing-is-free” believer, I would NOT immediately leap at such chance but rather wait and see if any unexpected situation arises, even though such promotion is run by the Government.Well, observing the penetration progress made thus far on the National ID Card (An Individual Number Card called “My Number Card”) in Japan, I found myself not being left behind but many others think […]

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CICC TOKYO DAYORI
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.80

“Memory of Dr.Ken Endo” In spite of the pandemic of COVID-19, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics/Paralympics game were held successfully, with postponed for 1 year.At first, I would like to pay my heartfelt respects and gratitude to all of Olympians and Paralympians. I remembered that I met Dr. Ken Endo, one of the most famous artificial leg engineers, brilliant global innovator four years ago. I had a chance to meet him because he was a nephew of my wife's friend. Dr. Ken Endo brought the society great contributions as a robotics and an artificial leg engineer.He gets many awards including World Economic Forum's "Young Global Leaders 2014".He is well known as […]

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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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