The world’s two most economically powerful democracies have a unique opportunity for joint leadership in the post-pandemic global arena.
With highly dense cities, an elderly population and laws that make lockdowns impossible, Japan could have been extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. But fast, lucid scientific thinking, and a government that listened, have kept deaths and contagion relatively low.
With expertise ranging from big data to patient care, these are some of the key minds behind the country’s pandemic response.
Conducting around 442 quadrillion calculations per second, Fugaku was the world’s first supercomputer to be top-ranked in speed, data processing, deep learning with AI and practical simulation calculations.
When it comes to technology, Japan’s government is no passive bystander. Its vision for Society 5.0 encourages innovation for a more sustainable, inclusive and human-centered future.
Japanese companies have long been leaders in innovation and technology. Inspired by the government’s vision for a more connected, sustainable and inclusive world, they are creating the tools and infrastructure to support that future. With world-class technology in areas like robotics, artificial intelligence and 5G, they are poised to make global waves in the years to come.