Co-creation of Value Through Collaboration of Government and Companies—Case Study of the Yokohama Smart City Project

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In this chapter, I will take up the case of the Yokohama Smart City Project (YSCP), a smart city demonstration project conducted in the city of Yokohama. Implemented as one of the projects for the Next-Generation Energy and Social Systems Demonstration project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the project was initiated entirely by the government. In addition to the city of Yokohama, similar projects were implemented in Toyota City, Keihanna Science City, and the city of Kita Kyushu. Among these, the Yokohama City Project was the largest. A city with a population of 3.7 million people, Yokohama is renowned as one of the world’s most thriving metropolises. It also has a renowned international trade port, the Port of Yokohama, which is one of Japan’s largest commercial and industrial hubs. The Next-Generation Energy and Social Systems Demonstration aims to transform the existing metropolis into a smart city that already has infrastructure, and its main objective is to obtain various data through demonstrations. Participating in the YSCP are major companies representative of Japan such as Toshiba , Hitachi , Panasonic , Nissan Motor , TEPCO and Orix , and it is expected that new value will be created through the integration and resonance of the technologies and know-how the respective companies have.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Commerce and Graduate School of Business AdministrationNihon UniversitySetagaya-kuJapan

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