22-03-2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 CET

What is the ultimate goal of Smart City? Key to bridge civic engagement and digital technology.

Implementing new technology has been a driver of smart cities in Japan. But we are starting to realize that citizen’s well-being is the goal of smart city. Japanese government has embarked on “Digital Garden Initiative”. How can we ensure that smart technology realizes well-being of citizens? Smart City is open to collaborate with corporations, organizations and public administration authorities in EU, who are interested in the development of smart cities in Japan.

The webinar targets EU and Japanese companies, organisations and public administration authorities seeking to contribute to well-being of citizens in smart city.

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • An overview of what is done in Japan as ongoing smart cities projects
  • Expected future developments
  • How could EU companies cooperate with Japanese projects


  •     Introduction
  •     Expert’s presentation
  •     Q&A Session

Registration deadline: 21 March 2022

Speaker: Takehiko Nagumo, Senior Managing Director, Smart City Institute Japan, dedicated to designing policies and building strategic alliances for smart cities and digital government. Concurrently, Takehiko Nagumo is also (non exhaustive) Senior Managing Executive Officer at Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Ltd; Regulatory Reform Promotion Council Member at the Japanese Government’s Cabinet Office; and Smart City Advisor to local government of Tokyo, Kamakura, Hamamatsu, and Higashi-Hiroshima.
Moderator: Pauline Laloux, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office