Since 2016, Japan and Germany conduct a high-level Digital Dialogue, also called ICT Policy Dialogues. It is led by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). Together, the two sides aim to stimulate innovation in the economy, advocate for open markets and promote an open and secure framework for the international digital economy.
Topics for discussion include global digital governance, digital platform policy, 5G and beyond, data usage, artificial intelligence and the internet of things (IoT). The dialogue also focuses on joint research and provides an opportunity for businesses of both countries to connect. Alongside regular talks at government level, businesses from both countries can engage directly in multi-stakeholder meetings.
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