Jun 1, 2017

Amended privacy protection law

Efforts must be made to ensure that tightened rules on the handling of personal data does not deter the disclosure or flow of necessary information in the name of privacy protection.

Japan's planes, trains, ships harnessing big data

Feb 6, 2017

Japan's planes, trains, ships harnessing big data

Transportation firms are tapping into big data to improve the safety of their services, with the collection of information hoped to detect mechanical problems before they occur.In other industries, big data have begun to play a larger role in understanding consumer tastes or even ...

Jun 26, 2016

METI urges local policymakers to tap big data

An increasing number of towns, cities and prefectures are tapping into the reams of big data being collected by the central government and private firms to revitalize their economies.The data, including information on population distributions, company locations and tourist movements, have been rendered more ...

Big data used to support marriage hunting in Japan

Dec 31, 2015

Big data used to support marriage hunting in Japan

Regional local governments are increasingly utilizing big data, or huge sets of diverse digital information, to support matchmaking services, with some aiming to stem the exodus of young people to cities.Under one system, the Ehime Prefecture Government has compiled information on participants taking part ...