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Innovation
in Societal
Structures

  • FINTECH / FINANCE
  • MOBILITY
  • SMART CITY
  • HEALTHCARE
  • AND MORE
  • OPEN DATA

We promote a society that is smarter and which innovates to raise productivity, problem solving across issues such as a decline in population.

FINTECH/FINANCE

FINTECH / FINANCE

Improve productivity in finance and commercial transaction area by utilizing new technologies to provide more stable and efficient financial services.

  • Plan to adopt cross sectoral financial regulations to allow seamless payments and to create a new fund transfer category between banks and payment services companies
  • Aim to prepare during 2019
    a fundamental approach to cross sectoral financial services legal framework to improve quality of financial services
  • Install open API (Application Programming Interface) systems in more than 80 banks by 2020 to further drive innovation

    *API is a software interface within which an application and other operations provide separate applications with a common function. In software development, a function provided by an API does not require further programming, which makes the process more efficient.

  • Achieve a 40% cashless payment rate by 2025

MOBILITY

MOBILITY

  • Starting with mountainous regions, introduce drone delivery services to include urban regions by the 2020s
  • Introduce driverless transportation services with the aim of making them commercial by 2020

    *Road tests ongoing in the capital and in mountains

  • Autonomous truck platoons for mass transportation to address the shortage of truck drivers (commercialization by 2022)
  • City planning will include new mobility options so that model cities include autonomous driving, shopping support and MaaS (Mobility as a Service) from the start
  • Promote open data for public transport to improve information sharing by diverse content providers via Apps, leading to easier and smoother travel during major events

SMART CITY

SMART CITY

  • National and city governments to join forces to encourage municipalities and local businesses to embark on smart-city model projects that incorporate the latest technologies and a data-driven approach in their area
  • Integrate town-planning with new mobility services and private data capacities to develop the “Compact · Plus · Network,” ensuring that urban areas have efficient and clean transport that meets aging population needs
  • Collaborate with international partners such as at ASEAN Smart Cities Network, Super City Smart City Forum and Asia Smart City Conference, to discuss new architectures for sustainable urban development

NEXT-GENERATION INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Use robotics and sensors to repair and improve productivity of infrastructure, and cut costs
  • Introduce data-driven operations to improve precision of construction, renewal and maintenance processes

PPP & PFI

  • Bring in private business to boost public utilities as part of transformation into Smart City
  • Consider ways to leverage private initiative at utilities to generate long-term revenue and better cost-performance

HEALTHCARE

HEALTHCARE

  • Promote self-managed healthcare and regular checkups via utilization of their health data starting in FY 2020
  • Enhance remote medical care services and combine them with face-to-face examinations (enabled in part due to a FY2018 revision of medical service fees)
  • Use AI and robots at long-term care facilities to maintain/improve users’ quality of life and reduce burden on caregivers
  • Introduce the world's fastest approval process for regenerative medicine and grow Japan's market for the same to 26 trillion yen by 2020
  • Nominate specific geographies as hubs for cardiac, neurologic and ophthalmic treatment
  • Create a faster R&D process to motivate innovation in pharmaceuticals and medical devices
flagAchievements
  • Rapid development in advanced heart failure treatments such as myoblast cell-sheet transplants
  • World’s first successful iPS origin retinal cell transplant operation for age-related macular degeneration

AND MORE

AND MORE

DIGITAL GOVERNMENTDIGITAL GOVERNMENT

  • Change administration by making all services and procedures digital
    • Eliminate attachments required in various procedures, and modernize personal identification procedures

SMART AGRICULTURESMART AGRICULTURE

  • Agriculture of tomorrow means utilizing sensors, big data analysis and AI to help farmers move to larger-scale, less labor-intensive production while integrating them into the modern farm-gate-to-store supply chain at minimal cost. The approach will be expanded to forestry and fishery industries

NATIONWIDE 5G, LOCAL 5GNATIONWIDE 5G, LOCAL 5G

  • Start commercial 5G (5th Generation Mobile Communications System) services across the country in 2020 to cope with increasing data volumes, while ensuring cyber security
    • Government to provide assistance in deployment of base stations and optical fiber
  • Promote and support business models that go beyond traditional services in various fields, especially by taking advantage of local 5G systems

OPEN DATA

  • Open up government data to promote innovative products and services, particularly in eight selected areas that include healthcare, agriculture, energy and mobility
  • Provide open access to geospatial information to promote new business ideas (the G-Spatial Society initiative)

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Innovation
in Societal
Structures

  • FINTECH / FINANCE
  • MOBILITY
  • SMART CITY
  • HEALTHCARE
  • AND MORE
  • OPEN DATA

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