January 21, 2022
KDDI Corporation (KDDI), Konica Minolta, Inc., Change Inc., and Digital Growth Academia, Inc. (DGA) announced that they were jointly awarded a project to support DX for ward/municipal offices in Tokyo on 6 October 2021.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been working on the digitalisation of government services under the Tokyo Digital First Ordinance that came into effect on 1 April 2021, to establish an environment that allows citizens to complete administrative procedures online, anytime and anywhere.
The Project is designed to streamline public service procedures at local ward/municipal offices, e.g., for enrolling in a nursery school and for renting public facilities, and bring greater convenience to citizens of Tokyo, by effectively using ICT and the assets of the four companies.
The Project also aims to help ward/municipal staff review their conventional work processes and acquire the know-how and skills to identify and introduce digital tools that suit their needs and assess their effectiveness.
Support for the digitalisation of administrative procedures is required as part of the regional revitalisation initiatives to address regional issues such as the declining birth rate, aging population and depopulation.
The announcement said that the four companies are working in collaboration to combine their respective strengths and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.
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