Every time I visit Japan, I learn something new. Japanese consumers quickly adopt the latest technologies. As a country, Japan actually lags behind in creating successful information technology companies. The lack of data scientists and software engineers impacts growth. Vast amounts of useful data gets lost in translation without experts. Every client of mine is obsessed with data analytics.
This TED Talk by Kaz Ataka, Chief Strategy Officer of Yahoo! Japan, is an accurate reflection of what Japan needs, along with the rest of the world.