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Society 5.0

A People-centric Super-smart Society

  • Offers better understand the concept of Society 5.0 and the kind of society it portrays

  • Summarizes the findings of the project conducted by the H-UTokyo lab. under its industry-academia collaboration model

  • Intrigues readers with wide-ranging authors from Hitachi’s technicians, engineers, academics from engineering, economics, psychology and philosophy

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. What Is Society 5.0?

    • Atsushi Deguchi, Chiaki Hirai, Hideyuki Matsuoka, Taku Nakano, Kohei Oshima, Mitsuharu Tai et al.
    Pages 1-23Open Access
  3. Habitat Innovation

    • Hideyuki Matsuoka, Chiaki Hirai
    Pages 25-42Open Access
  4. From Smart City to Society 5.0

    • Atsushi Deguchi
    Pages 43-65Open Access
  5. Integrating Urban Data with Urban Services

    • Ryosuke Shibasaki, Satoru Hori, Shunji Kawamura, Shigeyuki Tani
    Pages 67-83Open Access
  6. Solving Social Issues Through Industry–Academia Collaboration

    • Atsushi Deguchi, Yasunori Akashi, Eiji Hato, Junichiro Ohkata, Taku Nakano, Shin’ichi Warisawa
    Pages 85-115Open Access
  7. From Monetary to Nonmonetary Society

    • Atsushi Deguchi, Shinji Kajitani, Takahiro Nakajima, Hiroshi Ohashi, Tsutomu Watanabe
    Pages 117-143Open Access
  8. Issues and Outlook

    • Atsushi Deguchi, Kaori Karasawa
    Pages 155-173Open Access
  9. Correction to: Society 5.0

    • Atsushi Deguchi, Chiaki Hirai
    Pages C1-C1Open Access
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 175-177

About this book

This open access book introduces readers to the vision on future cities and urban lives in connection with “Society 5.0”, which was proposed in the 5th Basic Science and Technology Plan by Japan’s national government for a technology-based, human-centered society, emerging from the fourth industrial revolution. The respective chapters summarize the findings and suggestions of joint research projects conducted by H-UTokyo Lab.

Through the research collaboration and discussion, this book explores the future urban lives under the concept of “Society 5.0”, characterized by the key phrases of data-driven society, knowledge-intensive society, and non-monetary society, and suggests the directionality to which the concept should aim as Japan’s technology-led national vision.

Written by Hitachi’s researchers as well as academics from a wide range of fields, including engineering, economics, psychology and philosophy at The University of Tokyo, the book is a must read for members of the general public interested in urban planning, students, professionals and researchers in engineering and economics.


  • Data Driven Society
  • Innovation
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Industry 4.0
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory(H-UTokyo Lab.), Tokyo, Japan

    Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory(H-UTokyo Lab.)

About the editor

Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory (H-UTokyo Lab) was founded in 2016 by The University of Tokyo and Hitachi. Rather than following the conventional style of industry-academia partnerships, which focuses on solving specific problems, H-UTokyo Lab has pioneered the industry-academia collaboration model, which pools the strengths of a business and university. Under this model, the Lab creates and communicates a vision for achieving “Society 5.0” and pursues a novel form of research and development intended to address social challenges and make the vision a reality.

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Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)