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The IMD2018 world-class competitiveness is the US, the 13th in China, 25th in Japan

The IMD2018 world-class competitiveness lucking celebrated the 30th time in the present year. On May 24, 2018, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland announced the 2018 "World Competitiveness Ranking" for 63 major countries / regions. In Top 3, the US, which retreated to 4th place last year, became the leader, Hong Kong second place and Singapore third place. China has advanced to 25th place (2016), 18th place (2017), and this year is 13th place. The IMD world competitiveness ranking began in 1989 (Showa 64), Japan was ranked first in the first time and the US was third. Japan in 2018 remains sluggish at 25th (201st in 26th). The US overtakes Hong Kong at first place among world's most competitive economies (IMD) The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and the digital economy are progressing. Please see JAPAN (Competitiveness Ranking) for the analysis (4 items) of Japan (25th place) and the ranking of 5 years. Although the economy (15th) is rising slightly, infrastructure (15th place) such as sluggishness of both the government (41st) and the private sector (36th), competitive strength infrastructure (15th) remains low. Japanese disease "that can not correspond to the 4th industrial revolution (digital economy) can be seen through. It is obvious that we can not deal with the digital economy and innovation in the excessive cooperative unionist social structure of the high growth era (1980s). The following is "ranking Top 15", but in the United States the economy and infrastructure (energy, communication, education, etc.) are ranked first. The economy is second in China, but "Government efficiency" is lowered to 46th place. Competitiveness Ranking (IMD) Competitiveness Analysis and Transition in 63 Countries / Regions IMD World Competitiveness Rankings 2018 Results (IMD World Competitiveness Center)

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TED

SpaceX's trip plan (TED: Gwynne Shotwell) that half the earth in half an hour

What on SpaceX are you doing? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was the seventh employee of the pioneering aerospace company of Earon Mask in 2002 and is currently president. In a talk with TED's curator, Chris Anderson, she is engaged in development competition for manned rockets that SpaceX is working on and the next major project, Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) (Interplanetary Transport System: ITS). A huge rocket is newly designed to send mankind to Mars, but there is another possibility of "space travel for earthlings". Mr. Shotwell says, "It is not a technical geek, but I was doing something girls did not do for sure, it was at the time of my 3rd grade but I asked the artist's mother about the structure of the car, my mother did not know I bought a book, I read it, eventually I got a degree from mechanical engineering and found a job at a Chrysler of a car company, but it was not a book that I advanced to engineering, but my mother took me It was because I admired a female engineer who was giving a lecture at the event of the association of female engineers who gave me that person was doing an important work and the suit was cool (smile) ". Finally, Mr. Shotwell says, "Let's stop the view that goes to Mars so that all human beings will not be extinct, which is a terrible reason for going to Mars. Basically, there is a place to explore newly Makes human being different from other animals, it is a questing mind, curiosity, learning new things.This also means that we are going to other stars and even to other galaxies I want to say that it is the first step to go.This is the only thing I am thinking grandly than Eolon, but I would like to meet people from other stars, Mars is fine However, it is a blanket planet, you have to do various things in order to be able to live (laugh) "It is an interesting dialogue with laughter. Japanese translation by Yasushi Aoki. Reviewed by Tomoyuki Suzuki. (Read Japanese subtitles)

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Canada

Following Canada, Costa Rica has the same number of men and women

A 38-year-old young Carlos Alvarado Quesada President will be born in Costa Rica in southern Central America. Gay marriage is one of the issues in this Costa Rican presidential election, and it seems that momentum will be added by President Al Ballard's birth. Furthermore, in the top talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Canada, we declare "to have an equal number of men and women". (See movie) Although it is the next president Al Ballard who will take office in May, we will talk with Prime Minister Trudeau Canada and smartphone on April 13 and publish the pattern on his Facebook. The 46-year-old Prime Minister Trudeau will be informed of the rough situation such as "Hello, Carlos" "Please call me Justin" from the beginning. In November 2015, Mr. Trudeau launched the same number of cabinet of men and women for the first time in Canada, created a buzzword for Since it's 2015 (because it is already in 2015), and in January 2016, a special commendation from Catalyst I have received it. Prime Minister Trudeau also said, "Costa Rica has always been a precedent in human rights in Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, and the Gender Equal Cabinet pushes it even further," said Al Ballard, the next president, "I want to make the same number of cabinets." We will welcome it. " Costa Rica enriches social welfare, including free educational expenses, is ranked 13th in the world happiness ranking. Canada is 7th and Japan is 54th. Carlos Alvarado Quesada (Facebook) Carlos Al-Ballard In the next presidential film "Costa Rica's Miracle" (2016), he chose the path to abolish the army and devote its budget to social welfare to maximize the happiness of the people Is taken up. It is an interesting documentary movie (^ ^) Costa Rica miracle ~ How to make active peace nation ~ (cinemo) A Bold Peace (2016) (IMDb) Rating: 7.8

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World happiness ranking 2018 (World Happiness Report 2018) Japan 54th

On 14th March, the UN Research Institute for Global Earthquake announced the latest "World Happiness Report 2018", "Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)" established by the United Nations and Columbia University, USA. Finland, which was ranked fifth in the last year, is the leader, surpassing Norway, who ranked first. The third place and the following continues to be a large proportion of Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, Australia and the top ten Nordic countries. Happiness ranking is based on per capita gross domestic product (GDP: deep purple), social support (red color), healthy life expectancy (orange color), freedom to make life choices (yellow green) , Generosity (green), Corruption absence / frequency (Perceptions of corruption: blue), Destopia + Residual value (Dystopia (1.85) + Residual: Light purple) are analyzed and integrated. In the major countries (2017), the United States is 18th (14th), Germany (15th) (16th), Britain 19th (19th), France 23rd (31st), Italy 47th (48th) It is. Neighboring Korea was 57th, Russia 59th, China was 86th. Japan ranked 54th and retreated from 51st last year, and it is still the lowest in 7 advanced countries (G7). In this year's report I also focus on the degree of happiness of immigrants. The top 10 in happiness degree also ranks 11th in the ranking of happiness of immigrants, Finland has the highest level of happiness of immigrants. "The degree of happiness of immigrants surprisingly agrees with the happiness degree of people born locally," experts point out. World Happiness Report (Website) World Happiness Report (Facebook) Tags: Happiness Ranking (Nobuyuki Kokai) Happiness in 2016 and 2017 The world's happiest countries are Finland, Japan ranks 54th in the United Nations Survey (CNN)

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Innovation

Chinese "competitiveness of popular establishment / mass creation" and Japan

On 18th October, the National Congress of the Communist Party of China will be held and the party convention will be held until October 24, which will also determine the basic policy of China over the next five years.習近 made a speech at the beginning tournament flat Jintao, China has stated that greeted the "stand on the stage in the center of the world" should be "a new era". Opening of the Communist Party of China Congress "The time has come to be at the center of the world stage" and a master's seat (BBC News) Japan is a major indicator of national economy and finance, exceeding that of China and India. The same goes for the competitiveness of the whole country. However, that situation may change in the future. There is an interesting article (10/21 Forbes) that it is because human resources will eventually become the source of maintaining the advantage in terms of competition in the world economy. China and India are already beyond Japan in two important indicators of competitiveness. The World Economic Forum (WEF) "2017 - 2018 International Competitiveness Ranking" clarifies. Japan is superior to China and India by competitiveness (10/21 Forbes Japan) While Japan was 73th in 'Capacity to acquire human resources', India ranked 19th, which is significantly higher than that, while China 23 It is a place. In addition, "Power to secure human resources" is Japan: 44th place, India: 24th place, China: 34th place. "There are two points as to why China and India can attract and maintain more talented people than Japan, one of which is" high liquidity of human resources ", Mr. Mourducouta (Panos Mourdoukoutas) is. Human resources move towards places where there is growth and opportunity. In the past few decades, the Japanese economy has been sluggish, and China and India have achieved rapid growth. Secondly, China and India in each situation, China has invested heavily in acquiring excellent talent for foreigners to improve the level of university in recent years. As a result, the ranking of Chinese universities in world ranking has risen. In addition, there are companies that have expanded their presence in international markets, such as Alibaba, Tencent and Lenovo. Regarding Japan, "While calling by the government, companies are unable to attract and utilize foreign talents, which means that foreign companies are not ready to provide" careers "for jobs . And socio-economic circumstances and talented individuals are able to extend and improve their career, and lack cultural thinking. " In China, we want to increase the level to a higher level by expanding the development promotion strategy based on novation, "Public founding · Manufacturer's innovation (entrepreneurial entrepreneurship / innovation by all people)". Also known as "Silicon Valley in China", there is an interesting article of Shenzhen (Shenzhen) City that developed at an unprecedented speed in history. Series "Changing City Unknown Shenzhen" (Masakazu Takasu / DIAMOND online) Fun Article

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Innovation

Prosecution for making middle-school student's Ransomware and IT personnel white paper 2017

The boy student (14) of junior high school 3rd year was arrested on suspicion of creation / storage of wrong directive electromagnetic record because it made his own work of Ransomware (ransomware virus). It was the first time in the country for the prosecution under the allegation of creating the Ransomware. Students in arbitrary investigation told "I tried it by force and made it." In response to this news, in mass media reports such as newspapers and television and commentary on security specialists, to point out the importance of security and moral education on the subjects of "Ransomware" and "Junior high school student" "IT moral" It is stopping at. All of the active programmers are analyzing the crime establishment requirement of the program considered to be made by themselves, further discussing the ability of the 14-year old male student and how to utilize it. How to make good use of superior ability? It is also a subject of many movies including malicious crackers and hackers, criminals and excellent investigators, financial and securities offenders and the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SEC), but it is not malicious "superior ability "And" Inquiry and effort "should not be restrained but should be utilized for public interests. A junior high school student who was arrested for ransom virus was innocent, a false crime by the Kanagawa prefectural police (6/5 Koba-san) junior high school student Ransomuuea (Google search) Prime Minister Abe is fascinated by Tesla's CEO Eulon Mask, but Mr. Mask has taught computers at the age of ten and is self-taught programming. Mr. Larry Page of Google began to touch the computer since 6 years old. Apple co-founder late Steve Jobs pushed the president's home of HP to receive frequency counter parts at the age of 13 and are working part-time at HP. I think that there are many opportunities for secretly demonstrating "talent" and "excellent ability" that influence life afterwards, when junior high school age with strong curiosity and a sense of empathy. If society loses "diversity" and "tolerance", Silicon Valley in Japan will not be possible. Immediately after the end of the war, even though it is poor, I think that "tolerance of society" was full of .... Countries with high "IT skills" of the public can increase global competitiveness and productivity, and can also reduce social security expenses. The figure below compares the proportion of personnel engaged in information processing and communication belonging to IT companies in Japan, the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, France and other companies. In Japan, the proportion of personnel engaged in information processing and communication belonging to IT companies has risen steadily to 72%. Meanwhile, the proportion of non-IT countries other than IT accounts for more than 50%, the US is the highest at 65.4%. This means that the "IT skills" of Japanese citizens is low. IT human resource white paper 2017 In the era of digital revolution, to the production (IPA / information processing promotion organization)

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Innovation

IMD2017 Worldwide competitiveness and digital competitiveness ranking

On May 31, 2017, the International Management Development Institute (IMD) in Switzerland announced the 2017 "World Competitiveness Ranking" for 63 major countries / regions. At the same time, we are releasing a new report, Digital Competitiveness Ranking. In 2017 the overall leadership is Hong Kong, second place is Switzerland, Third place is Singapore, and the US has retreated from third place to fourth place. The Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, UAE are among the top ten. 12th in Canada, 13th in Germany, 14th in Taiwan, 15th in Finland (20th in last year). And China has made a leap forward from last year's 25th place to 18th place. In Japan, the economy (Economic Performance) and the Government Efficiency (35th ranked) are the same as last year, slightly improving, but the business (Efficiency) is 35th (the 29th last year) greatly improved I am lowering it. Even if we create a new growth strategy, competitiveness remains stagnant for many years. The top of the digital competitiveness ranking is Singapore, second place is Sweden, third place is the United States. It ranks ninth in Canada, 13th in Israel, 17th in Germany, 19th in Korea, and 26th in Estonia. Japan is sluggish at 27th in 63 countries. IT human resources who are responsible for promoting the digital economy in Japan are ranked 41st, digital education is 31st, capital is 33rd, digital field regulation is 37th, digital ability to respond quickly (business agility) is 57th place! Reforms that utilize digital and IT do not proceed, and actual conditions that can not be quickly responded to business opportunities are reflected. JAPAN: DIGITAL TRENDS - OVERALL (pdf: Japanese digital competitiveness analysis) IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2017 Results (IMD World Competitiveness Center) The 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Scoreboard (pdf) JAPAN: COUNTRY PROFILE (IMD World Competitiveness Center)

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Innovation

The average of new CEOs in Japan is 61 years old and the highest in the world

On May 16, 2017, Strategy & of the PwC network summarizes the 17th annual survey on the succession of the CEO for the top 2,500 companies with market capitalization in listed companies worldwide. Of the surveyed subjects, CEOs were replaced in 2016 by 14.9%, 372 companies. In Japan there are some noticeable trends. For the full text of the survey, please see the PDF below. 2016 CEO Succession Survey Results for the Top 2 500 Listed Companies in the World (PDF 300 KB) In Japan, the average age of new CEOs in 2016 is 61 years, 1 year older than last year, 8 years as high as the global average of 53 years It is getting. · The average age of newly-appointed CEOs is high when Japan is 61 years old. 0% (averaging 13% worldwide) assumes office as a non-Japanese CEO in Japanese companies, 3% invites from other companies (18% worldwide average), CEO experience in other companies 9% (global average 21%) was. In addition, the business experience in other companies is 33% (world average 74%) (see Chart 10) and the MBA holding rate is 4% (global average 36%), all of these figures are the lowest in the world. In addition, 0% of newly-appointed female CEOs (world average 3.6%). · Japan has the least experience in other companies, and CEOs who will continue to work for one company account for two thirds. The qualities of the leader both in the nation and in the enterprise greatly influence its position. Although age and qualification are not all, it is also true that cases with doubts about Japanese companies' leadership and management decisions are inevitable. In 2016, the world CEO change rate is 14.9% (05/16, 2017 Strategy &)

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Innovation

Japan CEO far away from digital and technology (PwC Japan)

The PwC Japan Group (Group Representative: Koichiro Kimura) announced on April 19th the Japan Analytical Edition of "The 20th World CEO Awareness Survey Investigation on Changing Changing CEO's Consciousness in the Last 20 Years?" Regarding the fields that the CEO believes should be strengthened in the future, it was "innovation" that the most frequent responses were gathered by both the world and the CEO of Japan. On the other hand, looking at the second place and below, in the world, although the "capability on digital and technology (15%)" and "human resources (15%)" ranked second in the world, in Japan "Human resources (30%)" "Competitive Advantage (17%)" was high, and the CEO who raised "Digital and Technology Capability" remained at 4% of the total. Regardively by region, the percentage of responses by Japanese CEOs "Digital and Technology Capabilities" is at the lowest level. (Below) When I asked Japanese CEO about short-term prospects for growth of the company, the answer of "I am very confident" decreased by half from 14% to 14% last year. Strong confidence in the medium-term outlook has also declined sharply from 33% to 21% (figure below), and Japan's CEO's cautious stance stands out even in data comparison by country. "As the future that Japanese companies will draw in the world" from this survey, "The development of technology and the progress of digitization will accelerate in the future. This trend will destroy the traditional business model and create new ecosystems one after another The CEO of the company will not only grasp the trends of these technologies and digitization, but also individual CEOs will miss this trend unless they have high sensitivity to state-of-the-art technologies Japanese companies armed with technology and digit will have more opportunities for growth than before.The area of ​​"manufacturing" that Japanese firms have traditionally considered as a strength is relatively unlikely to become obsolete, and in the new ecosystem There is a possibility that we can also provide high added value. " The 20th World CEO Awareness Survey (Website) Survey Result / How to Draw the Future Feature Article 20th World CEO Awareness Survey Japan Analytical Version [PDF 1,555KB] (PwC Japan) Full Text

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World happiness ranking 2017 (World Happiness Report 2017) Japan 51st

On 20th March, the UN Research Institute for Global Earthquake announced the latest "World Happiness Report 2017", "Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)" established by the United Nations and Columbia University, USA. It started five years since 2012. In 2016 (World Happiness Report 2016), Denmark ranked first and Japan ranked 53. In 2017, Norway is ranked 1st, Denmark 2nd, Iceland 3rd, Below is Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden for 155 countries, covering 155 countries. In major countries (2016), the United States is 14th (13), Germany 16th (16), UK 19th (23), France 31st (32), Italy 48th (50). The president impeached Korea was ranked 56th. Japan is ranked 51st (53) and it is the lowest in 7 advanced countries (G7). This happiness ranking is based on per capita gross domestic product (GDP: blue green), social support (orange), healthy life expectancy (red), freedom to make life choices ), Tolerance (Generosity: green), absence of corruption (Perceptions of corruption: purple), Destopia + Residual value (Dystopia (1.85) + Residual: Gray). Japan's low happiness ranking is lower in "tolerance / green" and "absence of corruption / purple" than in the top countries, and "fictitious country distantpia (1.85)" reflecting the values ​​of the country, + Residual value / gray "is extremely low. Social restrictions such as education, employment, working methods, and gender disparity (world number 111) are large, children's poverty, aging population, declining population, increasing anxiety about living, self-actualization, dreams I think that "happiness degree" is lowered. World Happiness Report (Website) World Happiness Report (Facebook) Norway leads the 'Happiness Ranking', 51st Japan: Survey (Reuters)

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Human resource mismatch in Japan is the world's worst level (Hays)

British human resource service company Hays (Hays) has released The Hays Global Skills Index 2016. This is the fifth year this year, with Hays conducting annually from 2012 in cooperation with British research company Oxford Economics. "Human resource mismatch" in Japan in 2016 showed a slight improvement from 9.8, 10.0 in 2015, but it is still the worst level in the world. "Wage pressure" in industry with high expertise is low as 1.0. This means that wage increases in highly specialized industries are slower than wage increases in other industries. Hay's Global Supply-Demand Efficiency Survey in 33 Countries (10/21 Hays Press Releases) HAYS GLOBAL SKILLS INDEX 2016 (hays-index.com) Comparison with World Nations In Japan, human resources are available for rapid technological evolution and globalization It is a situation that the skills that have been overtaken are not catching up. In the IT industry where the talent shortage is serious, it is difficult to secure talented persons with necessary special skills in various industries, such as data scientists and lack of duties related to big data and automobile driving engineers in the automobile industry I will. As has been repeatedly demonstrated so far, diversity of organizations, including gender equality, have not only outstanding achievements compared with organizations that do not, but also the opportunity to attract and retain excellent professional human resources It is very high. Toward realization of a world where women continue to shine Hays 25 countries survey (Hays)

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Innovation

Japan's specialty seen in the world's Web browser share

There are funny world maps that color-coded the Web browser share of each country after 2008. According to this, in the year 2008 the world was almost Internet Explorer (IE), the next year Opera will be rapidly emerging. However, in 2010, Firefox superseded it, and from 2012 to 13 you can see that Chrome is swiftly changing over the world, for example. For the browser transition (time lapse) from 2008 to 2015, please visit the link below. In such circumstances Korea is next to Japan that penetrates its own (isolated) route. From 2008 to 2015, the top share remains unchanged from IE, and its specialty is obvious from a global perspective. What does "specialty" mean in the basic web browser world that everyone uses? Even in 2015, it seems that it shows how many IE-dependent systems and applications are, and how many users depend on IT vendors. The popularization and advantage of open system, basic skills of IT are not understood · · ·. "A user of Firefox and Chrome has proven to be far superior to users of Internet Explorer and Safari" in the amazing custom of creative people (TED: Adam Grant) (^ ^) Will not it be left behind in the 21st century digital economy of IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), digital creative? The Most Popular Web Browser In Each Country Over Time (dadaviz) A Time-Lapse Of The Most Popular Browser In Each Country (2008-2015 time lapse) Japan's specialty is obvious at a glance, summarizing the global browser share over the past few years Map image (INTERNET Watch)

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