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The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan is part of global effort to harness the power of technology for the good of society, through collaborative rule-making among governments, businesses, civil society and academia


Making the most of the technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution requires a global platform that includes governments, industries, start-ups, civil society, academia, and international organizations. Together, these stakeholders can design innovative governance mechanisms and policy frameworks to shape the relationship between technology and society.

Headquartered in San Francisco, the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network is a public-private platform that co-designs and pilots creative solutions at the intersection of technology and policy.

"Society 5.0" is a new phase in human development in which technology is seamlessly integrated into our daily lives, data rather than capital acts as the word’s connective tissue, and the benefits of technology are shared by all. At the Japan Center, we believe data governance is the top policy priority of the Fourth Industrial Revolution/Society 5.0, and we seek to leverage insights gained through our projects to help solve global social problems.

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The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan was established on July 2nd, 2018, as a collaboration among the World Economic Forum, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Asia Pacific Initiative. The Japan Centre was the first member of the global C4IR network established outside the Network’s headquarters in San Francisco, USA. The C4IR Network promotes global rule-making and the socially beneficial use of technology.

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