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Industrial Structure Vision
- The way forward for Japanese Industry -

Nationwide effort to be launched to boost industry’s global competitiveness.
METI formulates "Industrial Structure Vision 2010" and announces Minister Naoshima's message to the Japanese people.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been discussing what will drive Japan’s revenue and employment in the future, taking into account the current deadlock situation and serious business climate for the Japanese industries, through the Industrial Competitiveness Committee (Chair: Motoshige Ito, professor at the University of Tokyo), a new organization formed under the Industrial Structure Council. The results were compiled into a final report, "Industrial Structure Vision 2010," and released.

1. Background

Following the Cabinet approval of the New Growth Strategy (Basic Policies) on December 30, 2009, METI established the Industrial Competitiveness Committee under the Industrial Structure Council with the aim of formulating the "Industrial Structure Vision 2010,"which states the future that Japan’s industry should pursue, and directions of policies needed. The Committee convened six times for deliberation between February 25 (first meeting) and June 1.

2. Outline of the report

The report analyzes in detail the realities and challenges of the Japanese industry and confronts the severely deadlocked position of the Japanese industry, which has lagged behind the world’s major players and market changes. Based on findings from the analysis, the report points out that Japan should "launch a nationwide effort to boost its industry’s global competitiveness" if the nation wants to put the economy back on growth track. The report suggests the need for "four shifts" in the government and the private sector and recommends the following four actions:

"Four shifts"
1. Shift in industrial structure
- Build a new industrial structure that connects potential strengths to business
2. Business model shifts by enterprises
- Win by technology and by business
3. Paradigm shift in the perception of relations between globalization and domestic employment
- Create jobs by aggressive globalization and by building a world-class business infrastructure
4. Shift in the government role
- Win the fierce competition to acquire added value among countries

For more details, please see the "The Industrial Structure Vision 2010 (outline)"(PDF:1,350KB)PDF File

3. METI Minister Naoshima’s message to the Japanese people

Upon the issuance of the Industrial Structure Vision 2010, METI Minister Naoshima released his message to the Japanese people.
For its full text, please see "METI Minister Naoshima’s message to the Japanese people."

Related documents

1) METI Minister Naoshima’s message to the Japanese people

Minister's message

3) New Growth Strategy and The Industrial Structure Vision 2010

New Growth Strategy and The Industrial Structure Vision 2010 (PDF:328KB) PDF File

3) Reports

The Industrial Structure Vision 2010 (outline) (PDF:1,350KB) PDF File
The Industrial Structure Vision 2010 (condensed version) (Provisional Translation)
Full Report by the Industrial Competitiveness Committee, Industrial Structure Council - Industrial Structure Vision 2010 (in Japanese)

4) Committee’s documents

Current Status and Issues Facing Japanese Industries (PDF:1.24MB)(February 25,2010)PDF File
The materials and proceedings of the Industrial Competitiveness Committee’s six meetings are available (in Japanese)

Release Date

June 3, 2010

Division in Charge

Industrial Revitalization Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau

 
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