Improving telecomms in the Indo-Pacific region

USA, Australia, Japan, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Kiribati, and Republic of Nauru work together. Australia, Japan, and the United States are committed to working in partnership with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, and Nauru to improve internet connectivity to these three Pacific nations by providing funding…

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Future-proofing tech talent in Japan

Strategy to boost business performance In 2020 specialist professional recruitment firm Robert Walters Japan announced its recent survey results regarding the topic of skills mismatch. The survey was answered by 300 companies and 4,062 company employees working in Japan (mainly in Tokyo and Kansai). In response to the survey results,…

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The most sought after technology hires in Japan

Security was an important issue in Japan’s digital environment..  A recent survey of Japanese companies by recruitment firm Hays, has found that 45 per cent said that hiring strategies affect productivity improvement across the company. Other benefits of the recruitment strategy included customer experience (26 per cent), product quality (19 per cent),…

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Japan’s local 5G specification gets a compatible Nokia device

Designed to accelerate industry 4.0 adoption and realise local 5G band enterprise use cases. Nokia has announced the launch of its first 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband gateway designed to operate with Japan’s Local 5G specification. The FastMile 5G Gateway 3.2 Japanese model will be available in January 2022. Local 5G is a government backed initiative aimed at increasing 5G and digital transformation (DX) adoption for…

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Tokyo Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center tests AI technology

To reduce unnecessary alerts by about 90%, contributing to highly accurate prediction of vessel collision risks. Tokyo Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center, tested Fujitsu’s AI technology under an outsourcing contract with the Japan Coast Guard, which manages maritime traffic control services. Results of the trial demonstrated that this technology can…

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Japan-Australia sign partnership on decarbonisation through technology

Achieving net zero emissions by 2050. During the G7 summit Japan and Australia signed a joint declaration to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, and their determination to further collaboration on efforts to achieve decarbonisation and a net zero emissions future. Both countries will consider a technology-led response is…

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Japan’s aerospace industry suffers cybersecurity attacks

Reports indicate the attacks include the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. About 200 companies in Japans aerospace industry have suffered a cyber-attack this week. According to multiple media reports, the attacks include the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and were thought to be the “actions of a Chinese man”, who is a…

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Digitisation program in Japan to support inclusive pandemic recovery

Aimed to stimulate Japan’s economic growth. Japan plans to drive mass-scale digitisation across the country in support of its Society 5.0 vision and towards an inclusive recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be conducted in collaboration with Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) Program. Takuya Hirai Minister of…

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