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u-Japan strategy, applications and services viirya www.viirya.

org March, 2008

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In 2004, MIC in Japan announced new IT strategy ‘u-Japan’ to replace ‘e-Japan’ that started in 2001 To realize comfortable network environment with ICT Everyone, everything are connected to network anytime anywhere Ubiquitous ICT infrastructure

Universal, user-oriented, unique

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Ubiquitous net Japan Universal

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Friendly communication Based on users’ viewpoints Creative and vigorous

User-oriented Unique ICT will be used towards resolving various problems in society

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Safer and more secure life Greater convenience Quicker response to disasters Safer and more pleasant to drive and/or walk ..... Summary - Safer life and convenience

• 不論何時何地,為所有人提供便利、安全、安
心的社會(全ての人が、いつでもどこでも)

人 技術與設備 場所與應用

• 實現人、物、場所間的雙向資訊交換

PC 手機 RFID 物 場所

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自律移動支援專案 - 國土交通省 秋葉原交通需要管理實證實驗 - 國土交通省 大田市場農產物物流實證實驗 - 農林水產省 フユーチャーストア(註:為某種零售商店)專案 - 經濟產業省 學生到校確認系統 - 立教小學、浦和ルーテル 學院

Current Applications and Services in Ubiquitous Japan

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Japan is one of most advanced countries in terms of car navigation system

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Total sales reached 15 millions in Sep, 2004

Three different generations of development of ITS Map data in CD-ROM format Map data in DVD-ROM format Map data in hard disk drive and providing data updating from Internet

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MIC, National Policy Agency and Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport are promoting Vehicle Information and communication System (VICS) project Providing traffic congestion, road works, car accidents, availability of parking lots, various types of information to vehicles via FM multiplex broadcasting, Radio wave Beacon, Infrared Beacon VICS units reached more than 10 millions at end of Sep, 2004

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Map information can be updated by always connectivity to the Internet Pioneer “Air Navi”

CDMA2000-1x communication model of KDDI

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Toyota “G-Book”
User-friendly interface such as touch panel display, voice recognition and text-to-speech CDMA2000-1x data communication model 60 different services 5 categories: Safety, security, Live navigation, Information, Entertainment & e-commerce, Communication

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NTT DoCoMo in collaboration with Tokyo’s Academy Hills Library is testing RFID library system in Roppongi Hills district Each one of 12000 books on shelves contains RFID tag Each shelf equipped with RFID reader can receive transmissions from books Users and staffs are able to locate books Checking out library books quickly and efficiently

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NTT DoCoMo R-click service was run in 2003, 2004 Delivering information specific to user location using RFID and incorporating mobile phones About 4500 RFID tags were issued When users walk around Roppongi Hills, the device will enable users to receive area information

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Area Limited Click

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Standing in approximately 10 to 20 area in Roppongi Hills, users could receive information about that area

Watch and Receive Click Standing in front of e-board which shows commercial products, users could receive more information

Walk Around Click Automatically email area information based on system’s anticipation of user movement before user enters new area

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Pintokona, a sushi restaurant in Roppongi Hills, introduced RFID tags to track plates of sushi on rotating belt Facilitating calculation of bill Tracking precise time sushis placed on plates

Automatically removing expired sushi

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QUICPay was run by JCB, NTT DoCoMo and Kanachu Hire taxi company in Nov, 2004 Using mobile phone embedded with Sony FeliCa IC chip Automatically payment when phone presented within ten centimetres of QUICPAY RFID reader