Empowered JAPAN
Urgent Webinars to provide practical knowledge for Teleworking & Online Education

Empowered JAPAN Executive Steering Committee was established in 2018, “To realize a world where everyone can
work and learn, from anywhere, at anytime.” To promote the true value of workstyle innovation including telework, the committee has been
coordinating symposiums in both Tokyo and regional cities. And in collaboration with various local governments, Microsoft, and partners,
the committee has been serving as an advisor to provide telework training for both corporate and individuals.

In response to the spread of infection of corona virus (COVID-19) and the government announcement on February 25, 2020,which included the request to citizens to telework, the steering committee made the decision to launch a series of free webinars starting from March 17, 2020, to provide practical information for individuals and organizations across the nation, to telework and/or practice online education.

Organizer:Empowered JAPAN Executive Steering Committee
Supported by:Japan Telework Association
Secretariat:Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.

Message from the Empowered JAPAN Executive Steering Committee

Empowered JAPAN Executive Steering Committee

Since 2018, we have been leveraging telework to solve various challenges. In response to the spread of corona virus, we made our decision to urgently share our learning assets to individuals and organizations through series of free webinars. We would like to express our sincere appreciations to the speakers who we have been collaborating,and who kindly accepted to support this urgent initiative. We would like to emphasize, that telework is not only a tool to fight against the spread of corona virus. Telework is a means to solve various societal challenges which Japan is facing. Being able to telework can contribute to improve work-life-balance, for those who are taking care of their young children and/or elderly, people who are facing challenges, and people who are reskilling for self development purposes. We wish that the contents within these webinars will contribute to the deployment of teleworking, we wish to see the end of corona virus as soon as possible. And finally, we wish to turn this to an opportunity to build a vibrant Japan for the future.
(Shigeru Matsumura, Chair of Executive Steering Committee)

We would like to express our deep appreciations to the speakers, supporting partners, local governments, and volunteer staffs who have been supporting to bring this project together in such a short timeframe. As a response to the governmental request to the citizens to “telework” (work from home, etc. to avoid the spread of virus), we have collected the learning assets from both the executive committee and Microsoft, and categorized them into “Mindset and Communication” “IT tools and environment” “System (labor work, subsidy, internal rules and remote working manuals))” “Learning from case studies companies” and “Contents for government, healthcare, and educational institutions.” Via collaboration with various speakers and partners, and by fully leveraging technology ourselves, we will deliver the practical contents not only to greater Tokyo region but to the regions across Japan. Finally, regarding the operation of these webinars, not only the audience, but also the speaker and operational staffs will not assemble to one physical location. The webinars will be executed by full telework operations, to be a role model ourselves. We wish to contribute to Japan and the world, to overcome this challenge as soon as possible, and will try our very best to realize a world where everyone can work and learn, from anywhere, at anytime.
(Shota Miyazaki, Chief Secretariat of Executive Steering Committee)

Shota Miyazaki, Chief Secretariat of Executive Steering Committee
Shota Miyazaki
Chief Secretariat of Empowered JAPAN Executive Steering Committee

Upcoming webinarsSeminar details are subject to change, and will be updated in future.

*Seminar details are subject to change, and will be updated in future.

Keynote


Digital Transformation, Workstyle and Learning with Corona

In addition to preparing for the second and third waves of coronaviruses and other natural disasters, they will give a lecture for us on how to use technology as a Japanese management strategy and how Japanese people will work and learn from now on. To realize a world everywhere you can work and learn, from anywhere, at anytime.

  • 1st

    Teacher

    Madoka Sawa

    • Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. Executive Officer
    • Director, Microsoft Technology Center

    On-Demand Video


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    Today, now that the world's reset button has been pressed by COVID-19, Sawa encourages each individual to update their mindset and become future-oriented. First of all, when explaining how we should change our mindset at this moment in time, Sawa used the example of thinking in Silicon Valley. Next, as a step toward reversing Japan's decline in economic power, Sawa asked for a shift from a past-oriented approach to a future-oriented approach, while using the example of reporting, contact, and consultation at work. He also explained the true meaning of innovation and reconfirmed the "time-saving function" which is the essence of using tools such as AI. Finally, during the Q&A session, Sawa emphasized the importance of insisting on the proper behavior.

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    Shin Sawada

    • Deputy Mayor, Shibuya ward Tokyo

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    Sawada explained the digitalization of government that should be considered in response to COVID-19. He focused on the basic concept and management strategy of Shibuya Ward, where he serves as Vice Mayor. First, based on new conditions which did not exist prior to COVID-19, he introduced a new public form of promoting technology (the basic concept of Shibuya Ward). Next, as a step-by-step management strategy for Shibuya Ward, Sawada explained the importance of new trials centering on smart cities, startups, and public policy. In the second half of his presentation, he gave a detailed explanation for the background of Shibuya Ward where DX can be promoted, such as going paperless in government, and the OS renewal method for applying corporations to administration backed by his own experience in the private sector.

  • 3rd

    Teacher

    Motoaki Nishiwaki

    • Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
      Executive Officer
      Evangelist

    On-Demand Video

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    Nishiwaki introduced the positive aspects of telework that have emerged from the introduction and enhancement of telework since the spread of COVID-19. He stated the importance of us having multiple options when engaging in telework. Nishiwaki started by explaining that the transition to telework is inevitable. He recommended that the telework environment be improved, rather than having employees return to the lives to which they are accustomed. Next, Nishiwaki listed the effects that telework has had on society; for example, the method of communication sales between managers and their team members. In closing, he stated that providing options of both a conventional lifestyle and telework will make it possible to secure labor, eliminate regional differences, and eliminate differences in company size.

Past webinars

Mindset and Communication

IT tools and environment

System (labor work, subsidy, internal rules and remote working manuals)

Learning from case studies companies

Contents for government, healthcare, and educational institutions.

Messages from supporting groups

Cooperation Partner

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 Governmental Cooperation 
Please contact info@empoweredjapan.com if you can cooperate to notify local companies, educational institutions, and commerce and industry associations, etc.

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