Symposium How to Advance Digitalisation to Achieve Society 5.0

April 24, 2018


Keizai Koho Center held a symposium to discuss the challenges of digitalisation in Germany and Japan, in collaboration with the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB). Political and industrial experts from Japan and Germany participated in a panel discussion.

Opening Remark: Masakazu Kubota Director General, Keidanren and President, KKC
  Friederike Bosse Secretary General, JDZB
Keynote: Stefan Heumann Managing Director, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
Panel 1: Challenges for Industry and Business: Innovation and R&D
Panelists: Katsumi Emura CTO, NEC Corporation
  Thomas Koenen Director of Division ‘Digitalisation and Innovation’, BDI
  Hiroyuki Morikawa Professor, Research Center for Advanced Technology, University of Tokyo
Chair: Kazumasa Kusaka Chairman, Japan Economic Foundation
Panel 2: Challenges for Government: Regulation, Standardization, Education
Panelists: Jeanette Hofmann Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
  Hideo Shindo Vice Minister, Policy Coordination, The Cabinet Office
  Martin Pohl Counsellor, German Embassy, Tokyo
Chair: Stefan Heumann Managing Director, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung