Japan Adopts Smart-City Approach Post-Tsunami
Japan has launched its “Smart Communities” projects, to develop smart grids and promote clean, renewable energy generation and energy efficiency in cities after devastating earthquakes in 2011 that have prompted a sustainable energy push.
Japan has certain advantages in pushing the smart city agenda according to an Accenture spokesperson. Accenture, specifically, is working on smart city projects in Yokohama, Fujisawa and Fukushima.
Sustainable energy resources aren’t the only reason Japan is looking to showcase smart city technology. As the Financial Times points out, numerous Japanese tech companies could stand to benefit from exporting smart city infrastructure, a projected $108 billion business by 2020.
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