According to a “Nikkei Industry News” report, the Japanese government will highlight five key measures: university reform, strengthening government support for innovation, artificial intelligence, agricultural development, and environment/energy. The university reform will include introduction of the Japanese version of the Fraunhofer model. Concerning artificial intelligence, a shortage of talents in the fields of information technology and artificial intelligence must be removed by talent training at relevant universities. On agricultural development, a smart food supply chain system will be built, including automatic sensing, agricultural machinery automation, AI agricultural product supply etc, by 2025. Japan’s satellite technology will be applied to smart agriculture and exported to the Asia Pacific region. Concerning environment and energy, hydrogen will be promoted further, and a second focus is on technical route for a new energy management system and data sharing infrastructure.
China Ministry of Science and Technology, July 3, 2018