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Japan’s ‘Society 5.0’ initiative is a road map for today’s entrepreneurs

Mark Minevich Contributor Mark Minevich is a digital fellow at IPSoft. Japan, still suffering the consequences of its “Lost Decade” of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen. Boldly identified as “Society 5.0,” Japan describes its initiative as a purposeful effort to create a new social contract and economic model by fully incorporating the...

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Trump-Xi G20 Talks Don’t Look Promising at the Start

In the G20 summit taking place now in Argentina, probably nothing is attracting as much attention now as the planned talks between Donald Trump of the U.S. and China’s Xi Jinping. The main topic for the two presidents is likely to be the ongoing trade war between the countries. But with tensions going in and a recent move by Trump, it’s unclear whether a face-to-face meeting will result in any improvement. That could have...

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G20 digital process: Trust requires more transparency and inclusion

We commend the Argentine G20 Presidency for continuing to build momentum around the G20 digital process and look forward to seeing the Declaration and the progress made to that end following the Digital Ministerial on August 24. However, we can’t ignore the lack of transparency and the step back from multistakeholder engagement that was championed under last year’s G20 Presidency by Germany. Mozilla appreciated the invitation to...

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It’s time for the G20’s first digital agenda

This is a joint post from Craig Fagan, Policy Director, Web Foundation, Cathleen Berger, Global Engagement Lead, Mozilla & Constance Bommelaer de Leusse, Senior Director, Global Internet Policy, Internet Society.   The G20 member states account for 85 percent of the global economy and are home to half of the world’s internet users. From artificial intelligence to personal data protections, our physical world is being shaped...