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Towards the Realisation of Society 5.0 for SDGs

Hiroaki NAKANISHI
Chairman, Keidanren

Today, digital technology is bringing major changes not only to the economy but to the foundations of society itself. Our challenge is to create a future for the globe in the midst of these changes. Last November, Keidanren published Society 5.0: Co-creating the future, a proposal that aims to share wisdom and insights and strengthen cooperation among industry, academia, and government to create a new human-centric society. It is also a declaration of intent for how Keidanren will act in the years to come.

The central concept of the proposal is Society 5.0, based on the idea that human society is moving into a fifth stage. Following on from the Hunting Society, Agrarian Society, Industrial Society, and Information Society, the fifth stage will be a Creative Society, in which a combination of the digital transformation and the imagination and creativity of diverse people will make it possible to solve the problems facing society and create new values. I believe effective use of Internet of Things and artificial intelligence will allow all of us to harness our true human creativity and create a new society of the future using cutting-edge technology.

As the B20 Tokyo Summit is approaching, our idea is that the B20 should take the lead in sharing with the world concepts that will build towards the future, and use the digital transformation to create a bright society. This was the idea behind the comprehensive proposal we drew up for Society 5.0. Society 5.0 will bring profound changes to people's lifestyles and industry. Society 5.0 aims to use the potential of the digital transformation not only for economic growth, but for the solution of social issues and coexistence with nature. It can also help to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In our proposal, we outlined what we call "Society 5.0 for SDGs," a specific vision for the society we should aim towards. Moving forward, Keidanren will continue to refine this proposal and will take the initiative in realising our idea, transforming the Japanese economy and society.

As Chair of the upcoming B20 Tokyo Summit, I am determined to work closely with a variety of stakeholders across the world, let alone the B20 members, to maintain and strengthen a free and open international economic order, to build a data governance framework, and to make the most of disruptive innovations for the environmental issues such as climate change. Let us work together to overcome the current period of uncertainty and boldly open up the way into a new era. I hope we can look forward to your continued help and support as we work to build a brighter future together.

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PARTICIPATING LEADERS

Japan

Prime Minister
Shinzō Abe

Host

possible

Invited guests

There are currently no invitees.

international organization guests

African Union Commission

Moussa Faki

Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman

France

Laurent Fabius
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Azerbaijan

Ilham Aliyev
President

Robert Mugabe
President

Malaysia

Najib Raza
Prime Minister

Carsten Lexa
Chair

Sabic

Mr. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
Chairman B20

Germany

Angela Merkel
Chancellor

Hong Kong

Carrie Lam
Chief Executive

New Partnership for Africa's Development

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Chief Executive officer

European Union

Ursula von der Leyen
Commission President

European Union

Donald Tusk
Council President

European Union

Charles Michel
Council President

Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud
Crown Prince

Arab Monetary Fund ( AMF)

Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy
Director General

World Trade Organization

Roberto Azevêdo
Director General

Saudi Arabia

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King

Jordan

HM King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein
King of Jordan

International Monetary Fund

Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director

Alnahda

Dr Thoraya obaid
Member of the Board of Directors

Argentina

Axel Kicillof
Minister of the Economy

World Bank Group

David Malpass
President

Burkina Faso

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
President

Chile

Sebastián Piñera
President

France

Emmanuel Macron
President

United States

Donald Trump
President

Egypt

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
President

Rwanda

Paul Kagame
President

Senegal

Macky Sall
President

South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa
President

Peru

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
President

Peru

Martín Vizcarra
President

Russia

Vladimir Putin
President

Indonesia

Joko Widodo
President

Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro
President

Mexico

Andrés Manuel López Obrador
President

Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte
President

Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen
President

Vietnam

Nguyễn Phú Trọng
President

South Korea

Moon Jae-in
President

China (PRC)

Xi Jinping
President

Argentina

Mauricio Macri
President

United States

Barrack Obama
President

France

François Hollande
President

Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto
President

Brazil

Michel Temer
President

South Africa

Jacob Zuma
President

South Korea

Park Geun-hye
President

Brazil

Dilma Rousseff
President

Herman Van Rompuy
President

Turkey

Ahmet Davutoğlu
President

Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President

European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde
President

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar
President

Spain

Mariano Rajoy
President

Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev
President

Alberto Fernández
President Argentina

Global Talent Summit

Ana Rold
President and Founder

Spain

Pedro Sánchez
President of Spain

Switerzland

Ueli Maurer
President of Switerzland

European Union

Jean-Claude Juncker
President of the European Commission

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Bounnhang Vorachith
President, Chair

African Union

Idriss Déby
President, Chairperson

Senegal

Macky Sall
President, president of New Partnership for Africa's Development

Australia

Scott Morrison
Prime Minister

Canada

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister

Italy

Giuseppe Conte
Prime Minister

Japan

Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Boris Johnson
Prime Minister

India

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister

Spain

Pedro Sánchez
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Theresa May
Prime Minister

Papua New Guinea

James Marape
Prime Minister

Malaysia

Mahathir Mohamad
Prime Minister

Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister

Thailand

Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister

New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister

Italy

Matteo Renzi
Prime Minister

Australia

Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister

Australia

Tony Abbott
Prime Minister

Canada

Stephen Harper
Prime Minister

Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe
Prime Minister

Japan

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister

Italy

Paolo Gentiloni
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

David Cameron
Prime Minister UK

Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore

Italy

Paolo gentiloni
Prime minister

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Lim Jock Hoi
Secretary General

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Dato' Paduka Lim Jock Hoi
Secretary General

OECD

José Ángel Gurría
Secretary-General

United Nations

António Guterres
Secretary-General

Hassanal Bolkiah
Sultan

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Thoraya Obaid
W20 Chair

Alnahda

Ms. Salma Rashid Al-Rashid
W20 Sherpa

International Labour Organization

Guy Ryder
director-general