Abe wants to raise construction site productivity with drones, AI

Sep 12, 2016

Abe wants to raise construction site productivity with drones, AI

The government unveiled has unveiled a campaign to raise productivity at construction sites by 20 percent by 2025 through the use of drones and artificial intelligence. At an inaugural meeting of officials and private-sector experts tasked with formulating new growth strategy policies, Prime Minister Shinzo ...

Abe's 'drill bit' buckles on labor reform

Jun 29, 2014

Abe's 'drill bit' buckles on labor reform

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When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed at the World Economic Forum in Davos to take a "drill bit" to the "solid rock" of vested interests blocking reforms to Japan's economy, executives at companies such as General Electric and IBM paid attention. In the months that ...

Jun 15, 2014

Big expansion in food exports eyed

Japan aims to expand exports of farm and marine products 10-fold to the tune of ¥5 trillion a year by 2030 under the government’s revamped growth strategy.