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Working and Enjoying your Holiday at the Same Time! Work Style Innovation of Shirahama Town, Wakayama, Japan [1:46]

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NEC is co-creating with SHIRAHAMA
Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture

Mr. Hiroshi Amano,
Director for Information and Communications policies
The government of Wakayama prefecture:

In Shirahama Town, Wakayama prefecture,
we have been actively inviting IT companies and promoting "Workcation"
in order to create new employment opportunities.

For employees of Japanese companies,
it is difficult to take long vacations.
Most of them face problems in archiving a good work-life balance.

"Workcation", in which employees work at vacation resorts as well as enjoying time off,
is getting popular dramatically among labours.

Japanese government's ICT research institute constructed
a solid network system with wireless access points
especially for the disaster management in Shirahama.

We expect NEC to implement further ways
to effectively utilize the network,
so that Shirahama will become even more attractive
for those who spend their "Workcation" here.

Makoto Itani,
Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture:

We believe that teleworking,
a new work style with free choice of time and location,
achieved with cutting-edge technologies like IoT,
will provide benefits for attracting companies to our region.

Just by logging in to the network,
you are considered as at work wherever you are in Shirahama.
You can participate in head office meetings
from your satellite office with video chat.

We believe work style innovation has potential
to increase the value of local regions in Japan.
Allowing employees to work free from conventional rules
will activate regional revitalizations based on each characteristics.

Shirahama will be able to serve as a model of innovation.

Orchestrating a brighter world


Shirahama Town, Wakayama, Japan is offering a "Workcation" environment, where you can experience a new working style, working and be on holidays at a resort destination at the same time. The town successfully invited many various IT companies so far.

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(January 15, 2018)