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METI-MIC Joint Team Compiles Report on Discussion Results in FY2017

In March2017, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) established a joint director-general-level team* in order to discuss a variety of topics in the field of IoT, and since then, the joint team has been holding meetings on a continual basis. METI hereby announces that the joint team compiled the FY2017 discussion results into a report.

1. Outline

In March 2017, METI and MIC established a joint director-general-level team, and since then, the joint team has been discussing a variety of topics in the field of IoT on a continual basis and compiled the discussion results from its seven meetings into a report.

At the meetings in FY2018, the joint team will discuss seven topics as below on a continual basis. As part of the efforts to promote the fourth industrial revolution, METI and MIC will jointly aim to reflect the results of these discussions in Japan’s future measures while collaborating with the IT Strategic Headquarters and other governmental organizations.

*Note: The Directors-General officials of the joint team are the Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI, and the Director-General, Minister’s Secretariat (in charge of information communication), MIC. The latter was changed from the Director-General, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC, in September 2017 in line with the partial amendment of the Cabinet Order for Organization of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, which came into force in the same month.

2. FY2018 discussion topics

  1. Cybersecurity measures
  2. Fostering human resources in the IoT area
  3. Data utilization
  4. Regional efforts
  5. Health care
  6. Digital government
  7. Global deployment

3. Press release as a reference

Appendix

Release date

May 2, 2018

Divisions in Charge

  • Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI
  • Broadcasting Policy Division, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC
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