Center of the International
|T he Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) was established in 1983 for the purpose of supporting developing countries and other regions of the world in achieving computerization. Since then, CICC has been positively deploying various cooperative activities to promote computerization, obtaining cooperation from the various organizations concerned, and supporting member companies under supervision of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Information Technology (IT) is among the most powerful driving forces behind economic society in the 21st century, and has been utilized and deployed globally in all areas of endeavor, resulting in the recent progress made in computerization. Asian countries, developing countries and other regions of the world are also eagerly promoting the utilization of IT, in order to nurture economic growth and the sound evolution of society, as well as to build up the infrastructure necessary for that economic society. At the same time, our government is accelerating construction of a seamless knowledge economy zone in the Asian region through the advanced utilization of IT under a project known as the “Asia Knowledge Economy Initiative,” and the deployment of integrated infrastructure systems overseas related to the areas of “information and communication,” as a link in the economic strategy for Asia as covered by its “New Growth Strategy.” From now on, it will become increasingly important for Japan to further strengthen its cooperation with other Asian countries in the area of IT, in order to improve the infrastructure of economic society and resolve various issues including environmental problems in the Asian region through the utilization and deployment of IT.
Since being established, CICC has been addressing the transmission and exchange of information as an “information hub” pertaining to computerization in Asia, as well as various activities which meet the actual conditions in the countries and areas, such as developing the human resources needed to undertake computerization in Asian countries, developing countries and other regions of the world, promoting computerization cooperation projects and technology transfer in cooperation with developing countries, and conducting bilateral and multilateral interpersonal exchange in support of computerization. Through our various cooperative activities conducted toward computerization during the past 30 or so years, we feel that we have successfully made some contribution to computerization in Asia, and been able to cultivate an organizational and personal network as a valuable asset.
As we will continue to share the benefits of progress made in IT with people in Asian countries, developing countries and other regions of the world, and positively promote computerization cooperation activities intended to realize a global computerized society, we highly appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation.