HITUS Co., Ltd.
A workshop to consider the promotion of DX for the reconstruction and revitalization of Tohoku “Tohoku Digital Creation School Vol.8 What is a grassroots approach to eliminating the digital divide? Considering the spread of regional activities from the case of Rikuzentakata City” hold
A free Zoom event will be held on the evening of January 25th.
HITUS Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Ryo Hara / Tsuyoshi Ozawa) held a workshop “Fw: Tohoku (Forward Tohoku) Fan Meeting” sponsored by the Reconstruction Agency. Vol.8 What are the measures to eliminate the digital divide aimed at the grassroots?-Thinking about the spread of regional activities from the case of Rikuzentakata City”, and a free Zoom meeting will be held on the evening of January 25.
When promoting digital utilization in a region, how well can people living in that region use digital devices and services? There are many cases where this problem has become a big wall for the region. It is also true that there are many situations in which people have different digital skills, creating disparities and using the term “digital divide.”
As a countermeasure, there are an increasing number of cases where the private sector and the government are working together to create opportunities and take action, such as smartphone classes for the elderly and support activities at schools for young people. What kind of people are carrying out these activities, and what are they aiming for?
At this year’s Tohoku Digital Creation School, we welcomed Mr. Kenta Yamamoto from Tonarino, a general incorporated association that develops activities in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, to solve problems in the region. We will talk about what is necessary as a movement to eliminate the digital divide in Japan from various perspectives.
In addition, as an introduction of case studies in other regions, we invited Mr. Hirooki Miyazaki, Chairman of the specified non-profit organization Ineburu, which is promoting the launch of a “regional digital master training course” for seniors in Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture. We will also discuss the creation of a mechanism that makes use of ingenuity beyond the region.
In addition, Ms. Kyoko Otagaki, who serves as an advisor for regional information technology in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, will also discuss actions that can be taken together with Civic Tech and care for people who are not good at digital. Discuss broadly.
▼Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2022 19:30-21:30 (doors open at 19:20) ▼ Holding format: Online (using Zoom meeting)
▼ Participation fee: Free
▼Capacity: 50 people *Advance application required
▼ How to apply: Please apply using the form linked below.
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▼ Organizer: Reconstruction Agency
▼ Planning and operation: Hichitas Co., Ltd.
▼ Speakers (in no particular order)
Mr. Kenta Yamamoto (General Incorporated Association Tonarino) Mr. Hirooki Miyazaki (Chairman of NPO Ineburu)
Ms. Kyoko Otagaki (Regional Informatization Advisor/Digital Agency Open Data Evangelist/Vice President of ANNAI Inc./Representative of Code for Kyoto/Civictech.tv)
▼Recommended for these people!
・Persons in charge of government and public institutions who promote digital utilization for young people and seniors
・ Those who are interested in bridging the digital divide in the region ・ Those who are interested in expanding the number of people who support the digital utilization of local residents
・Others who are interested in this event, etc.
19:30-19:35 Opening message/Introduction
19:35-20:35 Input Talk
1. Kenta Yamamoto (General Incorporated Association Tonarino) 2. Mr. Hirooki Miyazaki (Chairman of NPO Ineburu)
3. Ms. Kyoko Otagaki (Regional Informatization Advisor / Digital Agency Open Data Evangelist / Executive Vice President of ANNAI Inc. / Representative of Code for Kyoto / Civictech.tv)
20:35-21:15 Online session with speakers and participants
What can be done to eliminate the digital divide in the region About activities that can be expanded through cooperation between regions About how to take advantage of the needs of people who are at the heart of the digital divide
*We will have a chat with the participants
* Opportunities for voice remarks will be provided as necessary 21:15-21:20 Fw: Introduction of Tohoku activities
21:20-21:25 Information on Regional Information Advisors from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
21:25-21:30 Closing message / Group photo
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