The speed of change in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is extremely high, and Japan is falling behind.
For Takamitsu Sawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Medical schools at universities are becoming unprecedentedly popular among high school students seeking to advance to higher education. Many high schools' websites exhibit not only the number of graduates who have successfully entered well-known national, public and private universities, but also how many have ...
Fully automous cars are coming, but how many people will be willing to pay for them?
Internet shopping provides benefits to both sellers and consumers, and should be regarded as the main player in the third revolution in the distribution of goods.
The government's goal of strategically attracting outstanding students from abroad under its plan to accept 300,000 foreign students is far from accomplished.
Populism is the Achilles heel of democracy.
Automakers are engaged in a fierce batttle for survival.
Dark clouds hang over the future of Japanese universities due to the government's failure to recognize the importance of education and research.
The crucial question is whether technological renovation can create enough new employment opportunities to make up for jobs lost to technology.
Take predictions that artificial intelligence and robots will cause massive unemployment in the future with a grain of salt.