World Economic Forum

Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan

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.

Learn more about the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Real-World Impact at the Speed of Now

We’re not just developing new ideas – we’re implementing them across the globe at the pace demanded by technological change.

Our approach

Public-Private Cooperation for Global Impact

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.

Our partners

The Most Daunting Challenges of Our Generation

From artificial intelligence to precision medicine, we aim to unlock the potential of cutting edge technologies to transform society.

Our projects

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