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CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.83
"Visualized" happiness There is no end to the debate about "happiness" in the east and west.After all, I found an interesting article if I thought that the definition of "happiness" was different for each person and that each person would decide for himself and herself.Hitachi, Ltd., one of Japan's leading IT companies, is said to be operating a subsidiary that aims to commercialize technology for measuring happiness and support corporate management activities.The subsidiary's app uses accelerometers on smartphones and wearable terminals to measure unconscious physical activity and quantitatively measure a person's sense of well-being. It is said that the measured data will be used to create an organization for employees […]
CICC TOKYO DAYORI vol.82
One month flew by since the year 2022 began.Since the beginning of the year, I drive my car more often.Last year, my mother was diagnosed with cancer and have to undergo radiation therapy, so I have to take her to and from the hospital every now and then. I drive along the national highway towards Tokyo to get to a hospital specializing in cancer treatment. There are a lot of traffic all the time.There are many large delivery trucks, and as I only drive around my home neighborhood, I found it inconvenient.So I decide to avoid the national road and take a loop route. The national road is straight and […]
16th Waseda University-IAC World -Digital Government Ranking 2021 Survey
The Institute of Digital Government at Waseda University in Japan, in cooperation with the International Academy of CIO (IAC) has released the 16th Waseda IAC World Digital Government Rankings Survey 2021, which marks digital transformation in 64 countries/economies.For more information, please click here.
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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) […]
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 […]
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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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.
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 […]