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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Report of MDES/CICC Joint Seminar in Bangkok, Thailand

Holding time Feb. 21, 2019 Holding place Bangkok (The Athenee Hotel Bangkok), Thailand Holding result CICC held a seminar under the theme of “Digital Economy: Opportunity and Challenge” in Bangkok, Thailand on February 21, 2019. The seminar was co-organized by Ministry of Digital Economy and Society(MDES) of Thailand, with whom CICC keeps a close tie. At the seminar, Executive Director of CICC gave an opening remark followed by H.E. Mr. Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Thailand extending a guest speech. H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand gave an opening address and said that digitalization will bring significant benefits and Thailand will […]

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