This session will reflect upon economic, technological and social development in Japan through digital transformation and the realisation of “Society 5.0”.
Economies and societies change in tune with technological developments, and as technology is developing faster, so has the rate of change increased. The central reports Society 5.0 – Co-creating the Future and Digital Transformation – Opening Up the Future through Co-creation of Values recognise this dynamic, but also underline the opportunities this change brings about.
Moderators: Inga M. W. Nyhamar, Norwegian Ambassador to Japan and Per Arve Frøyen, Director of Innovation Norway Japan
17:30-19:00 Japan time
(10:30-12:00) Norwegian time
Opening by ambassador Ms. Inga M. W. Nyhamar and head of Innovation Norway Japan, Mr. Per Arve Frøyen
Keynote by Ms. Naoko Ogawa (Keidanren)
Norway’s ambassador to Japan since 2019. She joined the Foreign Service in 1991 and has mainly worked with security politics and bilateral affairs. Before Tokyo, she served as Director for East Asia and Oceania in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo. Her previous postings include Paris, Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Prague.
Director of Innovation Norway Japan and Chairman of the Nordic Innovation House Tokyo. His job is to help develop high potential Norwegian companies. Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world with lots of opportunities for Norwegian companies. Please reach out if you think this could be an interesting market for your company.
Deputy Director of Industrial Technology Bureau of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Since 2016 in charge of promotion of science & technology, innovation & digital economy. With Keidanren since 1994 working on int’l trade & investment, climate change, urban development, Great East Japan Earthquake recovery, and promotion of gender diversity.