Noteworthy Information
Project Exograph

In Japan you can get € 1.800 per month if you give access to all your data 24/7. It is an experiment and lasts only one month, started November 25t. The only mention for requirements is that you stay in the house 8+ hours per day.

Society 5.0: Japan’s plan to take civilization to the next level

You’ve heard of Web 2.0 and perhaps even the Web 3.0 that browser maker Opera loves talking about. But have you ever heard of Society 5.0, much less the previous versions that came before it?

Pilot project launch by Sumitomo Corporation

Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office in, Tokyo) has launched a pilot project for “iscream,” a consumer-use personal data management/utilization tool. The project involves commercializing the new proposal selected from among applications for the 0→1 Challenge 2018 intrapreneurship program.

The rise of MyData in Japan

On May 15, 2019, MyData Japan conference was held in Tokyo, co-organized by Open Knowledge Japan and MyData Japan.

No MyData2020 conference in Helsinki

As you might have already heard, there will be no Helsinki conference in 2020. Instead, MyData is going global with (at least) three regional events - one in Asia (Japan), one in Europe (Germany) and one in Africa (Kenya).

Information Bank: Ryosuke Shibasaki at TEDxTokyo

Found this TEDxTokyo talk from 2012 where Prof. Ryosuke Shibasaki pitches an information bank (same exact idea as a MyData operator).

'Osaka Track' framework for free cross-border data flow

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday at the G20 summit formally declared the launch of the 'Osaka Track', an overarching framework promoting cross-border data flow with enhanced protections.

MyData in official documents of Japanese government

MyData declaration and MyData Global were introduced as an approach to personal data utilization in other countries, and it is also mentioned that MyData Japan is working to spread it in Japan.


Questions Asked
Who joins Community Call about Japanese Information Banking?

Many of you've heard about the developments in Japan around Information Banking. We'll have the chance to hear more in depth presentations about it at MyData 2019 conference, while we wish to already share insights in the next community telco on July 19th.