Research

Comprehensive digital transformation in Kansai and Osaka

Research leader:

Shinji SHIMOJO, Professor & Director of the Cybermedia Center, Osaka University

 

Research outline:

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed once again Japan’s slow digital transformation (DX), but it also created an opportunity to push for more digitalization in both the public and private sectors. This research identifies the challenges posed by the comprehensive digital transformation of cities, as well as their solutions. Our goal is to propose a “regulatory framework and its implementation procedure” that will ensure a more effective digital transformation in Kansai and Osaka.