September 21, 2018
In collaboration with related ministries, agencies and associations, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) designated July 24 as Teleworking Day, the day on which the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held. METI will take initiative to conduct teleworking every July 24 until 2020, targeting companies and entities across Japan. Concerning the first campaign in 2017, 63,000 people from approximately 950 associations participated in the nationwide campaign, marking a significant step toward the campaign’s goal.
Concerning the second campaign in 2018, METI called for participating associations to encourage their employees to conduct in teleworking for at least two days as Telework Days: July 24 and one or more days between July 23 (Mon.) and 27 (Fri.), 2018.This effort motivated approximately 302,000 people from 1,682 associations to participate in the campaign.
METI hereby announces that it will hold an event titled “Public Briefing on the Telework Day 2018 Campaign” as scheduled below, aiming to broadly raise public awareness on the results of the 2018 campaign and thereby disseminate and facilitate teleworking among the public.
- Title of the event:
- Public Briefing on the Telework Day 2018 Campaign
- Date and time:
- October 12 (Fri.), 2018; from 15:00 to 17:00 (tentative)
- Large Hall, Tokyo Convention Hall
(5th floor of Tokyo Square Garden; 3-1-1 Kyobashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
- The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), METI, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the Cabinet Secretariat and the Cabinet Office
- The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Keidanren and the Japan Telework Association
- How to apply:
- If you wish to attend the event, visit the website below and complete an application form for prior registration.
Note 1: Acceptance of applications will be closed as soon as the fixed number is reached. Please complete the form with: [ⅰ] the name of company to which you belong, [ⅱ] your name and names of other attendees, [ⅲ] your email address, and [ⅳ] the number of people who will accompany you, and then send the form. No notice of application completion will be sent to you from the secretariat of the event. The secretariat will place a notification on the website when the fixed number is reached. On the date of the event, please tell the name of the person who has applied to the staff at the reception counter.
Note 2: For more information on how to apply, contact the secretariat below:
Contact office: The Secretariat of the 2018 Telework Days Campaign
Service hours: 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 17:00 on weekdays (except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
1. Opening remarks by organizers
2. Public briefing on the results of the 2018 Telework Days Campaign
- Information and Communications Bureau, MIC
- Ms. Yuri Tazawa, President, Telework Management Inc.
Topic: Telework Days Campaign: A trigger to change conventional working styles and disseminate Japan’s working style reforms
3. Presentations by associations providing special cooperation to the 2018 campaign
- MSD K.K.
- Cisco Systems G.K.
- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
- Tokushima Prefecture
- Fujitsu Ltd.
- Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (in the order of the Japanese syllabary)
4. Explanation of the 2020 TDM Promotion Project
- The Secretariat of the Headquarters for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Cabinet Secretariat
5. Closing remarks
- Mr. Kaoru Kato, Chairperson, Japan Telework Association
Division in Charge
IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau