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A Final Report on the New Industrial Structure Vision was compiled Officially re-named as "Future Vision towards 2030s" subtitled as "Japan as a future-oriented country solving global challenges on an individual basis"

Since August 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been holding discussions on the formulation of the New Industrial Structure Vision, a policy as a compass for future directions in the public and private sectors to properly address the fourth industrial revolution, and finally compiled the policy.

1. Background

The compiled New Industrial Structure, officially re-named as “Future Vision towards 2030s” aims to identify and overcome any and all systemic challenges to society by taking advantage of technological innovations, including IoT, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and robots; direct such achievements toward Japan’s economic growth, and a achieve more affluent society that each and every person can enjoy.

The vision reconsiders Japan’s advantages and disadvantages anew, designs Japan’s mid- to long-term future approaches to gaining global markets and strategies therefor, stipulates the outlines a retroactive method backward calculation for determining concrete strategies and approaches which will lead to specific goals towards success, and presents a compilation of breakthrough projects, forecasting specific reforms of related systems.

Taking advantage of the current trends brought about by the fourth industrial revolution and leveraging Japan’s advantages, METI will strive to lead the world’s industries under its policy of “Connected Industries,” and to this end, it will be committed to efforts for achieving “Future Vision towards 2030s”.

2. Outline of  "Future Vision towards 2030s"

  1. Current situation of Japanese society
  2. The society Japan should aim at toward 2030s
  3. Japan’s basic strategies
  4. Specific strategies
    1. Mobility
      (Mobility of people and products)
    2. Supply-chain
      (Smart supply chains, enhanced sophistication and efficiency in manufacturing/production)
    3. Healthcare
      (Health, medical care, nursing care)
    4. Living
      (Development of new cities, sharing economy, FinTech)
  5. Establishing new economic and social systems: Cross-sectoral challenges seen in industrial and employment structural changes
    1. Enhanced sophistication of rules
      (Data, intellectual property, standards, regulations/systems)
    2. Innovation ecosystems
      (Bases for centers of excellence (CoE), industry-academia collaboration/universities, company R&D, AI roadmap, venture businesses)
    3. Economic rejuvenation systems
      (Investment in risk capital/intangible assets, business reconstruction/shifting industrial structures, governance/dialogues)
    4. Human resource development/utilization systems
    5. Social security systems
    6. Regional/SMEs systems
    7. Developing business overseas


Release date

May 30, 2017

Division in Charge

Industrial Revitalization Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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