Emerging technologies are advancing at unprecedented speeds, changing the world as they blur the boundaries between the economic, social and political spheres.
The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan is the first Center to open outside of the United States, in partnership with Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Asia Pacific Initiative (API).
Part of the World Economic Forum's global network of Centres, it will co-design, pilot, test and iterate innovative policy frameworks with the Japanese government, global business leaders, start ups, international organizations and civil society.
We’re not just developing new ideas – we’re implementing them across the globe at the pace demanded by technological change.
As a leader, expert or innovator, you may have great ideas for the Fourth Industrial Revolution governance. But you can’t make global change alone.
From artificial intelligence to precision medicine, we aim to unlock the potential of cutting edge technologies to transform society.
The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan was the first centre to be launched outside the United States. Founded in July 2018, it is a collaboration among the World Economic Forum, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Asia Pacific Initiative, a Japanese think tank. Based in Tokyo, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan cooperates with other centres in the Forum’s global network to design creative policy frameworks for improving the governance of emerging technologies, scale up their projects worldwide, and share findings and best practices. Its activities are grouped under three primary portfolios: autonomous and urban mobility; health data policy; and the internet of things, robotics and smart cities.