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Date : February 14, 2020

Tokyo’s Efforts Towards Society 5.0, a Super-Smart Society (Mr. Miyasaka Manabu, Vice Governor of Tokyo)

post date : 2020.01.29

In August 2019, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) established the Tokyo Data Highway Basic Strategy, a network strategy using the 5G next-generation telecommunications standard, and began to develop the fastest mobile internet network in the world. TMG is aiming to accelerate digitalization in Tokyo, including ICT education, telemedicine, and autonomous driving by spreading high-speed mobile internet such as 5G that will contribute to solving social issues and increasing economic growth. In December 2019, TMG announced the Strategic Vision for Tokyo’s Future, the base for the long-term strategy to indicate the path Tokyo should follow, and set out the Smart Tokyo strategy as Tokyo’s version of Society 5.0. 


Mr. Miyasaka Manabu, Vice Governor of Tokyo, who is leading this project, will speak about the vision for a new Tokyo this strategy aims for, looking beyond Tokyo 2020 and about Tokyo’s initiatives to create a super-smart society Smart Tokyo in the future. Mr. Miyasaka previously served as Chairman of Yahoo Japan Corporation. He was appointed as Counselor to the Governor on Digital Transformation of Tokyo last July and formulated the Tokyo Data Highway Basic Strategy. In September 2019, he became the first vice governor from a private background in 12 years, and has been taking an active role in realizing the “Smart Tokyo” strategy. 


Date: February 14 (Fri), 2020, 11:00-12:30

Briefer: Mr. Miyasaka Manabu, Vice Governor of Tokyo

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

Place: Foreign Press Center Japan (6th fl., Nippon Press Center Bldg)

         *No car park is available.


【Reservation required: 40 openings available】Due to the size of the venue, please apply in advance.  


*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).

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