Fujitsu Forum Tokyo is Fujitsu's largest event and was held May 15-16, 2014, at the Tokyo International Forum in the Yurakucho district. In a special presentation on May 15, Fujitsu introduced Kawasaki City's program for developing a sustainable city with a focus on the details of a framework agreement between Kawasaki City and Fujitsu.
Kawasaki City's environmental technology that surprised the world
At Fujitsu Forum 2014, Norihiko Fukuda, Mayor of Kawasaki City, and Chikafumi Urakawa, Corporate Executive Officer and Director of Fujitsu, discussed their shared vision for the future.
On February 19, 2014, Kawasaki City and Fujitsu entered into a framework agreement with the aim of developing a sustainable city through collaboration and cooperation across a range of fields. One objective of the framework agreement is to realize urban development using ICT and to spread such an initiative globally. Thus, it was important that environmental measures were clearly demonstrated during this initiative.
"At Kawasaki International Eco-Tech Fair 2014, held in cooperation with Fujitsu, we received 200 visitors from 17 countries. The fact that a city which once so heavily impacted by pollution now passes all environmental criteria and that plants were now odorless surprised the team of BBC reporters." (Mr. Fukuda)
Kawasaki City and Fujitsu team up to enter the global market
"Kawasaki City's environmental technologies, which have been developed over the last several decades, represent Japan's competitive strength in this area. Fujitsu is constructing an environmental management system for an industrial complex in Saudi Arabia that would not have been possible without the participation of Kawasaki City." (Urakawa)
Later in the discussion, they addressed relieving the City from traffic congestion using ICT, through big data analysis, and other possibilities enabled by various innovations.
By solving social issues through collaboration between a local government and ICT, Kawasaki City and Fujitsu hope to develop these initiatives into a model that provides great significance not only to regions of Japan but the entire world as well.
Norihiko Fukuda Mayor of Kawasaki City
Chikafumi Urakawa Corporate Executive Officer and Director