Tokyo Vice Gov. Manabu Miyasaka, previously the president of Yahoo Japan Corp., has sworn to spread 5G advanced wireless communications services. In a recent interview, Miyasaka, who took his current post late last month, revealed a plan to work on growing 5G so that individuals and enterprises can attempt to better new businesses using information-communications technology (ICT).
“We would like to gain challengers as a whole community,” the 51-year-old Miyasaka said. He was called an adviser to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in July and came up with basic plans to spread 5G to help sort the social issues and gain economic growth. Classifying the internet as the basic framework, similar to roads and railroads, the plans include schemes for the metropolitan government to unravel buildings and other facilities that are owned by Tokyo to major mobile phone carriers and encourage the installation of base sectors.
Miyasaka’s main objective is to develop a communications framework and speed up methods to digitize the capital, inclusive of education using ICT, telemedicine systems, and the realization of autonomous driving.
He took note of the fact that while Japan managed to become the leading country in the electronics field through work on the semiconductor industry and the making of home appliances, it “failed to become a leading internet country.” Warning that China’s development in the ICT field is evident, Miyasaka said the biggest problem with Japan is the citizens,” as the proportion of ICT human resources in the government is “too little.”
Pointing to the arrival of a time of the “internet of things,” Miyasaka said, “We must take the chance this time.” He emphasized that he will work on such things with speed.