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Minister Tang Meets the Delegation Led by Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike with the Expectation of Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation in the Spirit of the "Digital Way "

Minister of Ministry of Digital Affairs (moda) Audrey Tang received the delegation of Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, on 7 February to exchange thoughts on strengthening digital cooperation, digital transformation, and industrial interactions. Minister Tang pointed out that last year, Taiwan and Japan had intense collaboration in the international track of the Presidential Hackathon. The Administration of Digital Industries also led delegations to Japan to promote the application of 5G networks. She hoped both sides could strengthen the cooperation based on the shared idea of the "Digital Way."

Minister Tang stated that Taiwan emphasized international cooperation and civic participation concerning the promotion of digital transformation to elevate the government's digital service. Taiwan has launched the Presidential Hackathon since 2019. Last year, Taiwan cooperated with the Governor's Cup Hackathon in Tokyo, Japan, to promote the event and extend participation. Minister Tang appreciates the assistance of the Deputy Governor of Tokyo, Manabu Miyasaka, in filming a video to promote the international track of the Presidential Hackathon. Last year, it received 60 entries from more than 30 countries, which is the highest number of entries since the initiation of the Presidential Hackathon. The moda looks forward to extending cooperation with Tokyo this year to bolster the number of participants and stimulate more creativity.

Minister Tang pointed out that the Administration of Digital Industries is committed to promoting 5G private networks and accelerating industrial digital transformation. To encourage exchanges on 5G private network applications and foster cooperation between the digital industry of Taiwan and Japan, the Director General of the Administration of Digital Industries, Mr. Jang-Hwa Leu, led a delegation to Japan last year to learn about Japan's experience in promoting the introduction of Local 5G and its practices. The delegation participated in the Autonomous Bodies Public WEEK exhibition in Tokyo, together with the Institute for Information Industry, to showcase the 5G, AI, AR/VR, and other technological application solutions by Taiwan's companies. The delegation also exchanged views with the Information and Communications Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) on the development of the digital industry in Taiwan and Japan, which successfully opened a new chapter in the bilateral cooperation in the digital sector, as well as promoting the exchanges and cooperation in the 5G-related laws and regulations, technologies, and applications.

Minister Tang highlighted the shared vision of the "Digital Way (デジ道)" between Taiwan and Japan, emphasizing a commitment to digital inclusivity for all citizens to build digital societies that leave no one behind. With this shared vision, Taiwan hopes to deepen bilateral collaboration and exchanges with Japan.

During the meeting, Governor Koike of Tokyo underscored the city's digital transformation initiatives, including establishing a dedicated digital department to enhance the digital experience for its 14 million residents. Governor Koike appreciated Minister Tang's consistent virtual participation in Tokyo's digital events and reiterated the importance of ongoing Taiwan-Japan cooperation, particularly optimizing outcomes for the Tokyo Governor's Cup Hackathon.

Also in attendance at the meeting were Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office Chief Representative Katayama Kazuyuki, Special Advisor to the Governor on International Affairs Noboru Sekiguchi, Deputy Director General and Senior Assistant to the Governor of Office of the Governor for Policy Planning Akira Sato and Senior Director of Digital Services Promotion Division of Bureau of Digital Services Kunio Makishima from Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

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