Eleven Japanese companies known as the Founders Association met at the end of May and are planning to launch this summer a Council for New Industry Creation through Quantum Technology. The Council will promote the application of quantum technologies to the creation of new industries over the medium to long term in Japan. Personnel from industry, academia and government will work together to investigate general trends in quantum technology, materials, and devices, investigate and make recommendations on application of the technology and the required industrial structure, systems and rules.

The companies participating in the Founders Association for this council include the following:

  • Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Hitachi, Ltd. JSR Corporation
  • JSR Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • NEC Corporation
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
  • Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Toyota Motor Corporation

Additional information about the plans for this new council can be found in a press release posted on the NEC website available here.

June 7, 2021