“Expectations for consolidation of digital agency-related policies” Chairman Kobayashi of the Japan Foreign Trade Council, September 23, 11:54
At the meeting on the 23rd, Chairman Kobayashi of the Japan Foreign Trade Council, which is made up of major trading companies, said that the "Digital Agency," which the government is considering establishing, will be transformed into a society that utilizes digital technology in order for Japan to compete with the world. He expressed strong expectations for the consolidation of related policies, saying that is important.
At the meeting, Mr. Kobayashi, Chairman of the Japan Foreign Trade Council, said about the establishment of the Kan Cabinet, "There are a lot of issues in both domestic affairs and diplomacy, such as responding to trade policies that are becoming more protectionist worldwide and reviewing energy and environmental policies. I want you to make use of your abundant political experience to create a new Japan. "
On top of that, regarding the "Digital Agency," which the government is considering establishing, "In order for Japan to compete with the world, it is necessary to transform society using digital technology, and it is necessary to summarize the digital policies that are divided by ministry. It's a considerable job. I want you to take the initiative in politics. "
On the other hand, an investment company led by a well-known American investor, Warren Buffett, acquired more than 5% of the shares of five major trading companies such as Mitsubishi Corporation and Itochu Corporation through its subsidiaries. First of all, I would like to welcome the emergence of overseas investors who are trying to understand, but I am also nervous. I think that they are people who judge by global investment standards, so I would like to enhance the dialogue. " ..