Japan 6

Nov. 21(Mon) 13:00-14:30 Tsuzumi1・2 (4F)

Outlook on AI governance in Japan, Singapore, and the UK

Organiser "session owner":
– Yusuke Iino, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
– Masanori Tachibana, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
– Fumiko Kudo, World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan
  • Hiroki Habuka, Research Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Law /  CEO, Smart Governance Inc.
Tone-setter / opening remarks:
  • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum
  • Yusuke Iino, Director for Global Cooperation on Governance Strategy of the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
  • Yuchang Cheng, Research Manager, Human AI collaborative society project, Research center for AI ethics, Fujitsu Limited
  • Daisuke Tokushima, Director, Digital Trust Business Strategy Department, NEC Corporation
  • Lee Wan Sie, Director (Development of Data-Driven Tech), the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)
  • TBD, Grab Inc.
  • TBD, X0PA AI Pte Ltd.
  • Blake Bower, Director; Digital and Technology Policy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)


More than 40 economies are rolling out national AI plans/strategies to boost economic development and trustworthy technologies. Simultaneously, the number of companies implementing AI principles as soft law continues to grow.
Yet, AI national policies and business initiatives based on soft law are not adequate known.
What frameworks, partnerships and best practices hold the greatest promise to enhance responsible AI? Based on the cases in Japan, Singapore and the UK, let's learn it from each other.