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Digital Society Promotion Council

December 24, 2021

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (1)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (1)

  • Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (1)
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (2)
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (3)
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (4)
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (5)
  • Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (6)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (2)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (2)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (3)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (3)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (4)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (4)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (5)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (5)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (6)

Photograph of the Prime Minister wrapping up a meeting (6)

[Provisional Translation]

On December 24, 2021, the Prime Minister held the second meeting of the Digital Society Promotion Council at the Prime Minister’s Office.

At the meeting, the participants engaged in discussions on the Priority Policy Program for Realizing the Digital Society and other matters.

Following the discussion, the Prime Minister said,

“Today we compiled a priority policy program that sets out an ideal digital society which Japan aims for, principles, strategies, and measures to realize it, as well as the time schedule through FY2025, when a large part of digital reforms should be completed.

There will be no growth of Japan without digitalization. Both the public and private sectors will thoroughly utilize digital means and data, enhance efficiency and creativity, and realize a society that achieves powerful growth.

To this end, we will digitalize administrative services, including equipping smartphones with the vaccination certificate function and promoting a wider adoption and use of “My Number” cards, as well as people’s lives in such fields as healthcare, education, disaster prevention, and children affairs.

This priority policy program will also serve as a guide for discussions and initiatives by the Digital Extraordinary Administrative Advisory Committee and the Council for a Vision for a Digital Garden City Nation Realization.

In line with the program, we will going forward check the compatibility of laws and regulations with digital principles for structural reforms, proceed with such reforms to create a digital society, and aim to bring into reality a Vision for a Digital Garden City Nation, where we support such efforts as to solve social challenges facing each local region, based on the assumption of the compliance with the principles, utilization of data infrastructure, and other matters.

Toward the realization of a digital society, I ask each ministry to closely collaborate and cooperate with each other under the leadership of the Digital Agency to steadily produce results, in accordance with, or where possible, ahead of the time schedule in the priority policy program.”

 

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