Japan has a long-standing reputation as a hi-tech country, and what says “hi-tech” better than computers, satellites and robots? Cyber security, space and new technologies are all seeing a surge of interest from Japanese government, business, media and the public.
Cyber security has come to the forefront of public consciousness with a series of high-profile cyber incidents in both business and government over the last few years. Furthermore, the growing importance of IT in every aspect of daily life (e.g., cloud services, IoT, M2M, e-government, e-commerce and e-finance) is increasing the importance of cyber security for everyone. The upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is emerging as a powerful catalyst for Japan to strengthen its networks and infrastructure.
On space, the Japanese government revamped its Basic Space Plan in January 2015, clarifying its commitment to significantly expanding the country’s space industry, both for government and industry. In addition, Japan’s new stance on defence and national security is expected to open up new opportunities.
In terms of emerging technologies, Japan is consistently at the forefront of anything new, from robotics and UAVs to additive manufacturing and autonomous systems. Japanese companies are scanning the horizon for new technologies to add to their lineups.
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