UMADA Takaaki published Implementing the Future

On January 24th, 2021, UMADA Takaaki, Chair of API’s Social Implementation of Technology project, published Mirai wo Jisso Suru [Implementing the Future] with Eiji Press in Japanese. This book provides the result of studies and interviews collected by API’s working group on Japan’s “social implementation” – or the diffusion of technology – conducted from April 2019 to August 2020. It also includes proposals and a framework for better social implementation in Japan based on this research.
As technology develops, it requires us to significantly modify our daily behavior when implementing it in our society. Based on the case studies examined by the working group – including the history of electricity in Japan, contact tracing apps, e-signatures, remote medical systems, the remote monitoring system in Kakogawa City, Money Forward, Uber, and Airbnb – the book offers necessary tools and knowledge for entrepreneurs in this new digital era.


About the book


Project Members

UMADA Takaaki (Project Chair) FoundX Director, The University of Tokyo
MIYASAKA Manabu Vice-governor of Tokyo
KAWAHARA Yoshihiro Professor at the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
YASUDA Yosuke Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Osaka University
SUGA Chizuru Head of the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan
FUNABASHI Yoichi Chairman, Asia Pacific Initiative


Mirai wo Jisso Suru [Implementing the Future]
Author: Takaaki Umada
Publisher: Eiji Press
First Published: January 24, 2021
ISBN-10: 4862763049
ISBN-13: 978-4862763044