Ukraine and Japan have agreed to collaborate on digital transformation. The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the State Special Communications Service, and the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Japan have signed a trilateral memorandum, marking the start of a strong digital partnership between the two countries.
During an online meeting, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science, and Technology Development, and Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, and Japanese Minister of Digital Transformation, Taro Kono, signed the document. The signing took place during the working visit of Ukrainian Deputy Minister Valeriia Ionan to Tokyo.
Fedorov expressed confidence in the potential of Japanese-Ukrainian relations, stating that exchanging digital best practices between the two countries would be beneficial for both sides. The memorandum outlines Japan’s assistance in helping Ukraine develop innovation and strengthen cybersecurity. As Ukraine faces challenges not only on the front lines but also in cyberspace, Japan’s technological solutions will help bolster Ukraine’s digital borders and protect the information systems of critical infrastructure objects, — the press office of the Ministry reports.
Japan is actively implementing innovative digital solutions, and Ukraine hopes to learn from Japan’s expertise in digital transformation. This trilateral partnership marks the beginning of a powerful digital collaboration between the two countries, — adds Valeriia Ionan.
The ministers also agreed to exchange best practices in IT development and e-government building. Ionan met with Japanese Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Toshiyuki Inoue, whose team is working on implementing My Number Card, a plastic document with a chip that allows for quick verification of a person when receiving public services, paying taxes online, and opening bank accounts. Over 96 million people in Japan, or 76% of the country’s population, already use My Number Card.
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