Society5.0, Advanced Technology, Smart City, Smart Agriculture, Regional Revitalization
Science and Technology Studies | Technology and Innovation | Urban Studies and Planning
This study examines the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions and advanced technology practices and their coexistence with conventional systems and initiatives that have been operating in different regions of Japan to address some of the socio-economic challenges. The methodological approach of the study includes three facets, namely government initiatives, technology involvement and local society actors. The study examines government visions and initiatives that emphasize the use of advanced technology as a key factor and tool to enable solutions and realize the target vision. The ageing population and economic stagnation are common challenges in different regions of Japan. The adaptation of technology and the integration of technological advances across sectors with an impact on productivity have been explored in the Vision Action Plans. With an ageing farming community, smart agriculture is one of the developments highlighted, as is the use of artificial intelligence and big data analytics, and autonomous systems in the image of the 'smart city' plan of a case study local government of Nago-city, in the southern prefecture of Okinawa. The study notes that Society 5.0 is seen as a blueprint for harnessing the potential of technological advances to address social and economic issues and build a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient society that balances economic growth with societal well-being and regional revitalization
Author ORCID Identifier
Fathelalem Hija http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7441-9272
Yasuki Shima http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3343-7121
Yuji Arakaki http://orcid.org/0009-0007-8083-1734
Hija, Fathelalem Ali; Shima, Yasuki; and Arakaki, Yuji
"INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY AND TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS IN REGIONAL REVITALISATION; INSIGHTS FROM JAPANESE PRACTICES,"
BAU Journal - Science and Technology: Vol. 5:
1, Article 11.