Self-driving car business: what regulations, which legal issues for Japan?
25 avril 2017
Tax and Regulations Committee
Seminar, together with an illustrative video
There's no question that self-driving cars are coming and that their business potential is huge — the real debate at this point is who will get there first. Although Japan is seeking to promote the spread of automated driving in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the government needs to address legal issues that were previously unknown, and set new safety regulations.
In the latest version of the Science and Technology Basic Plan drawn up and approved by the Cabinet Office in January 2016, the creation of the world’s first “Super Smart Society” is described as a major objective for Japan.
In order to realize the Super Smart Society (or Society 5.0), which includes living together with robots and AI, it is necessary to connect various “things” through a network to highly systematize them as well as coordinate and harmonize several different systems. It is also emphasized that, in order to promote coordination of several systems and improve industrial competitiveness, an “intelligent transport system” (ITS) including self-driving cars should be particularly developed.
Together with an illustrative video, this seminar will discuss the most up-to-date movements of the self-driving car business in Japan, with a focus on the legal issues which could arise in this business as well as the issues related to patent strategy.
About the speakers
Kazuyasu Shiraishi (partner at TMI Associates) worked at Dorsey&Whitney LLP and Bracewell LLP. From July 2014 to March 2015, he was a special assistant for trade negotiations at the MOFA. He is a member of the Information Disclosure, the Personal Information Protection Committee of Daini Tokyo Bar Association, and the Information Network Law Association.
Shinsuke Masuda (associate at TMI Associates) has been engaged in legal affairs of French companies in Japan since he was an attorney at CVML. In August 2013, he joined the French desk at TMI Associates. He is a member of Licensing Executives Society Japan’s (LESJ) and the Entertainment Lawyers Network.
Hiroki Sato (associate at TMI Associates) joined TMI in April 2005 after working at Sasaki & Associates (Patent Office) and Koyo International Patent & Law Firm. Since November 2005, he has been a patent attorney, in addition to patent application affairs related to the automobile business, aircrafts, medical equipment, optical equipment and software.
Date Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time From 19:00 to 21:30 (doors open at 18:30, seminar from 19:00 to 20:30, followed by a networking cocktail)
Place French Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Address Iida Bldg 1F, 5-5 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Admission fee (buffet and drinks included)
4000 yens (members of the French chamber and partner Chambers)
6000 yens (non-members)
Deadline for registration/cancellation Thursday, April 20, 2017, 17:00
Any cancellation after the deadline or no-show will be charged.
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