Japan

Japan identifies 25 candidate Moonshot goals

Earlier this year the Japanese Government announced their new ambitious Moonshot Program to promote disruptive innovations and tackle societal challenges.  The budget is 100 billion JPY over five years, corresponding roughly to USD 1 billion,...

University collaboration towards impact

During two weeks, Swedish university delegations visited Tokyo to discuss and prepare for the continued and deepened Mirai collaboration. Mirai is a strategic university collaboration between 15 prominent Japanese and Swedish universities, focusing...
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga during the announcement of Reiwa. Photo: Uichiro Kasai
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga during the announcement of Reiwa. Photo: Uichiro Kasai

Reiwa – an era of innovation?

At May 1, Japan entered the new era of “Reiwa” as Emperor Naruhito acceded to the throne. In English, Reiwa can be translated as “beautiful harmony”, but the name can be interpreted in several ways. For the first time the new era name has...
The IVA Innovation Leadership Program Group.

IVA visits Society 5.0

Society 5.0 is Japan’s vision of the future society. In line with the introduction of transformative technologies around IoT and AI, the society is transforming from the information society (Society 4.0) to a society that further integrates...

How long would you like to live?

How long would you like to live? This was one of the questions raised during this year’s Nobel Prize Dialogue in Tokyo, held on March 17. The Nobel Prize Dialogue is a full-day event aiming to create a dialogue between the scientific community...