The Information Technology Federation of Japan has certified FeliCa Pocket Marketing Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as “information banks” to allow companies to use personal data for business purposes.
Science and Technology Policy Japan
With many areas experiencing a severe lack of pediatricians, local governments are increasingly relying on mobile apps that provide their residents with timely medical advice.
A government council came up with an innovation initiative Tuesday calling for full support for creating cutting-edge startups in several designated “base cities” across Japan.
A government white paper on Friday called for cuts in costs for consumers to promote power generation from renewable energy sources.
Japan will deploy about 200 specialists to detect undeclared income gained from cryptocurrency trades, monetized videos and other new economy staples, the country's tax authority said Wednesday.
The government is considering having hospitals introduce a facial recognition system to identify patients using My Number tax and social security identification cards as health insurance cards, sources have said.
The Group of 20 major economies plan to agree on compiling additional steps by 2021 against money laundering and funding of terrorist groups through the use of crypto-assets, sources close to the matter said Saturday.
The Group of Twenty Agriculture Ministers Meeting concluded Sunday with calls to feed a growing global population and promote sustainable agriculture through new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and drones, and to increase cooperation among farmers, nonfarm businesses and academia.
Japan will require automakers to improve fleetwide fuel economy, including electric vehicles, by roughly 30% from the fiscal 2020 target by fiscal 2030, as it seeks to account for the environmental impact of Earth-friendly autos while still promoting their use.
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday urged the government to consider a new law obliging technology giants such as Amazon.com Inc. and Google LLC to disclose contract terms with vendors using their sites.